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Community scale, decentralised anaerobic digestion for energy and resource recovery

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posted on 08.12.2016, 15:43 by Tanja Radu, Richard Blanchard, Vincent Smedley, Andrew D. Wheatley, Abdul Salam, Chettiyappan Visvanathan
The paper describes “Community scale, decentralized anaerobic digestion for energy and resource technology” which is a joint UK-Thailand project much in line with the current aims of the Thai Government for decentralized energy generation. The use of food waste for biogas generation by the process of anaerobic digestion provides multiple benefits: decreased energy dependency, nutrient preservation and recycling, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. It is also promoted in the remoter Scotland and Wales of the UK. The aim of the project is the design and deployment of small scale digesters and their networking into remotely monitored units. Here, we are describing initial design of the reactors and some issues associated with using food waste as substrate. Based on the literature, we have also estimated the reactors performance to be 0.40-0.50 m3/kg of feedstock for biogas production.

Funding

This work has been funded by the British Council Newton Fund Institutional Links Grant agreement 216423359

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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2016 International Conference on Cogeneration, Small Power Plants and District Energy (ICUE 2016)

Citation

RADU, T., 2016. Community scale, decentralised anaerobic digestion for energy and resource recovery. Presented at the 2016 International Conference on Cogeneration, Small Power Plants and District Energy (ICUE 2016), Bang-Na, Thailand, 14-16th. Sept.

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© IEEE

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Acceptance date

03/06/2016

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2016

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Bang-Na, Thailand,

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