Increase of Net Power Generation Of Biogas Plants By Reduction Of Heat Loss

G. Grinzi, L. Guidetti, G. Allesina, A. Libbra, P. Martini & A. Muscio
in this work, a comprehensive mathematical model of a biogas power generation plant is exploited to investigate the advantages of heat loss reduction. The model allows simulating the whole generation process, from biological breakdown of the biomass mixture to final generation of electricity and heat by combustion of the biogas. Either a thermal sub-model of the digestors or a fluid-dynamic sub-model of ducts and heat exchangers of the auxiliary heating system have been implemented, in...