Monthly Archives: August 2011

Hybrid Biogas Digester Design

Hybrid batch/continuous design a la UC Davis Anaerobic Phased Solids (APS) system. Also described in David House’s Biogas Handbook (©1978).  The idea is to have multiple batch fed hydrolysis tanks and a single larger biogasification reactor that is “semi”-continuously fed … Continue reading

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More on the idea of “holons”

From Wikipedia: “Koestler also says holons are autonomous, self-reliant units that possess a degree of independence and handle contingencies without asking higher authorities for instructions. These holons are also simultaneously subject to control from one or more of these higher … Continue reading

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Sustainable Communities as Holons

From John Robb’s Global Guerrillas blog… HOLONS AND ECONOMIC RESILIENCE Here’s an excellent parable from Herbert Simon that may help you get your head around how holonic theory works (and why it is useful): Suppose each watch consists of 1000 … Continue reading

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