Horizontal versus vertical

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Horizontal versus vertical

Post by farmer » Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:15 am

Hi gang,

The digester designs I've seen in Home Power magazine picture a horizontal sausage-like arrangement... feedstock flows into the digester from one end, and effluent exits the tube from the other end.

Is there a reason why a vertical digester like the one pictured on Bob's site would be preferable?



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Post by Bob » Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:38 pm

Space available? The horizontal layout requires more.

I think Aguilar's design is about as simple and inexpensive as can be done. It looks like it is particularly well-suited to places where (1) the climate is warm (i.e. tropics) and (2) where labor is cheap.

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