The anaerobic digestion of sheep manure in self-designed low-cost biogas reactor

Nagy, Gábor and Takács, Alexandra and Kállay, András Arnold and Mentes, Dóra: The anaerobic digestion of sheep manure in self-designed low-cost biogas reactor. In: Review of faculty of engineering : analecta technica Szegedinensia, (12) 2. pp. 13-23. (2018)

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One of the possible utilisation methods for organic wastes is anaerobe decomposition (fermentation). The main product of this process is biogas which is usually used for energy purposes due to its composition (mainly methane and carbon dioxide). The residual solid material after fermentation can be used as soil conditioner. Lab-scale fermentation can be carried out using the “VDI 4630 – Fermentation of organic materials Characterisation of the substrate, sampling, collection of material data, fermentation tests” standard. Based on the conditions described in the standard, a small-scale low-budget reactor system were prepared. The temperature during the holding time was controlled with water bath and the gas production was determined with fluid displacement method. A peristaltic pump was used for the recirculation of the gas to mix the base material. Furthermore, the temperatures of the environment, the water baths and the inside of each reactor was automatically registered on a data collector. Based on the gathered data, the system is applicable for biogas production from sheep manure. The produced biogas quantities were between 0.01-0.15 m 3 /kg TS and the methane content was 24-63 vol% during the experiment at various temperatures, using different inoculants.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Review of faculty of engineering : analecta technica Szegedinensia
Date: 2018
Volume: 12
Number: 2
ISSN: 2064-7964
Page Range: pp. 13-23
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biogáz, Bioüzemanyag, Gázgyártás - technológia, Energiaforrások, Energiagazdálkodás, Energiaforrások - biológiai, Biomassza hasznosítása
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 22-23. ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2019. Jan. 09. 13:00
Last Modified: 2019. Jan. 09. 13:00

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