Biogas Production Articles

  • New solution of producing Biogas from waste

    Market drivers- organic waste to biogas  Increased environmental awareness Interest for biological treatment of renewable sources and organic waste Increasing environmental pressures on waste disposal (landfills) European Landfill Directive 1999/31EC Animal-by Products Regulation (ABPR, 1774/2002/EC) Profitable (+green ...


    By Cambi Group AS

  • Biogas production from cheese whey wastewater: laboratory- and full-scale studies

    A two-phase system for biogas production from cheese whey wastewater (CWW) was designed, set up and operated at laboratory and full scale for a whole cheese production season (8–9 months). The high efficiency and stability of the laboratory-scale system was demonstrated under various organic loading rates (OLRs) reaching 13 g chemical oxygen demand (COD) L−1d−1 and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The hydrolysis and biogas production of complex cellulosic substrates using three anaerobic biomass sources

    In this study, the ability of various sludges to digest a diverse range of cellulose and cellulose-derived substrates was assessed at different temperatures to elucidate the factors affecting hydrolysis. For this purpose, the biogas production was monitored and the specific biogas activity (SBA) of the sludges was employed to compare the performance of three anaerobic sludges on the degradation ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Anaerobic treatability and biogas production potential of selected in-mill streams

    Biochemical methane potential assays (BMP assays) were performed to study the potential of anaerobic treatment of in-mill wastewaters. The assay results indicated that condensate and the BCTMP effluent, which are currently treated with the anaerobic internal circulation reactors, were the best streams for anaerobic treatment because of their relatively high degradability (>80%) and initial rates ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Influence of cyanide on the anaerobic degradation of glucose

    Bacteria in the anaerobic degradation process convert the substrate to the final products methane and carbon dioxide. Toxic substances can change the process substantially. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of toxic cyanide on biogas production in anaerobic degradation of glucose at 40°C. The OxiTop respirometric system offers a quick and simple method for measurement of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ethanol by-product raises biogas output

    In 2007, the City of Fergus Falls, Minnesota undertook a study to evaluate adding thick corn stillage to the anaerobic digesters at its wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). The goal was to determine the potential for codigesting syrup with biosolids to increase biogas production, while avoiding operational and regulatory problems. The Fergus Falls WWTP operates three digesters in series, two ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Effect of different solid concentration on biogas yield and composition during anaerobic fermentation process

    The anaerobic fermentation experiments were carried out on a self-manufactured bench scale anaerobic digester with pig dung as feed material. Under mesophilic digestion condition, effects of different solid concentration of feed on characteristics of biogas production were investigated. Results showed that daily average biogas production rate and total biogas yield were increased with the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • High-strength wastes boost biogas production

    Water and wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) are significant consumers of energy. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates the industry uses the equivalent of 56 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity, representing three percent of the nation’s energy consumption, and is responsible for creating 45 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year. Energy intensive processes, such ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Effects of anaerobic fermentation residue of biogas production on the yield and quality of Chinese cabbage and nutrient accumulations in soil

    Field experiments were carried out to study the effect of different anaerobic fermentation residue of biogas production treatments on yield and quality of Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa L. var. shanghaisis) and nutrient accumulation in soil. The results indicated that the yield and quality (Vitamin C and nitrate content) of Chinese cabbage were significantly improved. The highest yield of 1364.31 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improvement of biohydrogen production and intensification of biogas formation

    H2 is considered as the ultimate cleanest energy carrier to be generated from renewable sources. This minireview intends to point out that in addition to this function, biologically produced hydrogen is important for environmental biotechnological applications. The purple sulphur phototrophic bacterium, Thiocapsa roseopersicina BBS contains several NiFe hydrogenases. These enzymes can be used ...


    By Springer

  • Aerobic thermophilic bacteria enhance biogas production

    The enhancing effect of aerobic thermophilic (AT) bacteria on the production of biogas from anaerobically digested sewage sludge (methanogenic sludge) was investigated. Sewage sludge (5%, w/w) was incubated at 65°C with shaking for a few months to prepare the AT seed sludge. AT sludge was prepared by incubation of the AT seed sludge (5%, v/v) and sewage sludge (5%, w/w) at 65°C with shaking. The ...


    By Springer

  • Potential biogas production from sludges and msw in Uruguay

    Sewage treatment Montevideo's sewage is disposed into the sea by means of an outfall. Nevertheless as there are a lot of cities that are not on seashore, and most of these cities are discharging their effluents into rivers without proper treatment, a more strict sewage treatment must be done in order to achieve the discharge standards. For the 1,780,000 inhabitants the current sewage coverage is ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

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