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Title: Community scale, decentralised anaerobic digestion for energy and resource recovery
Authors: Radu, Tanja
Blanchard, Richard E.
Smedley, Vincent
Wheatley, Andrew D.
Salam, Abdul
Visvanathan, Chettiyappan
Keywords: Biogas
Community scale
Decentralized energy
Food waste
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © IEEE
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.
Abstract: 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.
Description: © 2016 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Sponsor: This work has been funded by the British Council Newton Fund Institutional Links Grant agreement 216423359
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1109/COGEN.2016.7728947
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/23392
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/COGEN.2016.7728947
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