Solar Accelerator Anaerobic Digester Design for Small-scale Bio-gas Production

J.D. Mondol, D. Chander Pant, V.V.N. Kishore, M. Smyth, A. Zacharopoulos, A. Kansal & M. Anderson
The wide scale application of anaerobic digestion (AD) technology has been limited in colder climate regions as these systems can be adversely affected by low ambient temperatures, leading to a cumbersome digestion of the waste and longer hydraulic retention time resulting in reduced biogas yield. These issues can be addressed by developing small-scale locally applied systems/processes that can be improved by increasing the temperature of the biomass slurry to enhance the process rate. In this...