Biogas Calculations?

Digester design and construction info

Moderator: Bob

BenConc
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:40 am

Biogas Calculations?

Postby BenConc » Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:59 am

Hi all, I'm an engineering student from Ireland. I found this website and wanted to say that it's great! The forum especially is a great tool. I was hoping to bounce a few queries off anyone out there who might be able to help? As part of a final year undergraduate project I have been asked to complete a study into the feasibility of introducing an Industrial anaerobic digester to a food manufacturing site. Does anyone know any generic calculations which can be used to obtain the necessary size of the digester, the biogas volumes produced, etc? I have the data from the site regarding the volumes of waste produced, but no bio-chemical analysis (i.e. Volatile Solids content).

I had a look at the Calculator on this site, and it's great, but I don't think it's suited to my situtation. The feedstock to the site's digester would not be manure, but pork meat and fat waste. The volumes would be quite substantial, approx. 5 ton/day before being diluted to 13% solids content.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Slán agus go raibh maith aga, (goodbye and thank you),

Bernard Concannon

Return to “Anaerobic Digester”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest