Using AVS to intensity biogas production

The range of Vortex layer device application is quite wide, the unit is efficient for ultrafine grinding, dispersion and mixing and intensification of various chemical and physical reactions.

While researching the practical applications of the Vortex layer device, it proved to be beneficial in the process of biogas production, beside other uses.

As was described in previous articles, AVS is often used as a reactor. Due to the electromagnetic effect combined with the ferromagnetic particle impact, the processes of mixing and pulverization are intensified by orders of magnitude. As compared to traditional technologies, the use of the device allows to save on energy and material costs, improving quality and saving time.

GlobeCore’s engineers tested the units for animal waste decontamination; some of the tests involved decontamination of hog and oultry manure, neutralization and odor removal, purification of crop growing waste, processing of other organic waste. A byproduct of livestock waste decontamination is biogas.

GlobeCore clients already use the AVS successfully in biogas production lines.

A wide range of organic waste is used in biogas production, including cattle and poultry manure, fecal sediment, waste from fish production or slaughter-houses, milk production waste, biodiesel byproducts, juice production waste, potato processing waste (peelings, rotten potatoes) and many other substances.

Biogas yield depends on the content of the dry material and the nature of the feedstock. One ton of cattle manure yields 50—65 m³ of biogas with methane content of 60 %, 150—500 m³ of biogas from various plants with methane content up to 70 %. Maximum biogas yield is 1300 m³ with up to 87% methane was obtained from fat.

According to the information of the European biomass association (EBA), anaerobic decomposition process is used for efficient biogas production. Biodegradable materials, such as hog manure or milk products decompose in anaerobic environment into less complex substances. The end result of this decomposition under the influence of several types of microorganisms is biogas. Biogas is a mix of various gases, mostly methane, which boasts high energy value and can be used for heating or electric power generation.

Besides, the products of fermentation, the byproducts of biogas production, can be used as high quality fertilizer.

Biogas production is a complex process, which includes not only the equipment, but also planning, regulation by legislation and other aspects, which should make biogas production beneficial for farming and the environment.

In the process of biogas production planning, consider the issues of air and water production from pollution and waste water treatment. These can also be addressed using the vortex layer device by GlobeCore. In this website you will find information on using the AVS for waste water treatment, food production waste processing and more.

Process complexity and the need for a comprehensive approach notwithstanding, all scientists concur that at this time, only a small part of the potential biogas production resources are used. The agricultural sector (where biogas is an important element) biomass has the highest potential in biogas production. According to the EBA estimates, from 20 to 40 million hectares of land in the EU can be used for energy crops without any harm to Europe’s food production.

Compared to traditional technologies, the vortex layer device, when used as a part of the bio-energy complex, increases the rate of various chemical and physical reactions, as well as feedstock processing rates, by orders of magnitude..




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