New tool for Improving Management of Biogas Digesters: A Heat Transfer Model for Anaerobic Digestion

Accurate prediction of slurry temperature in anaerobic digesters plays a key role in the management, design, and optimization of digester performance. The objective was to develop a flexible and accurate model for the prediction of digester temperature that can be used to design new digesters and...

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Main Author: Mart? Hererro, Jaime Emilio
Format: Artículos
Language:eng
Published: 2016
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Online Access:http://repositorio.educacionsuperior.gob.ec/handle/28000/3014
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Summary:Accurate prediction of slurry temperature in anaerobic digesters plays a key role in the management, design, and optimization of digester performance. The objective was to develop a flexible and accurate model for the prediction of digester temperature that can be used to design new digesters and select designs for a specific environment. The model should offer accurate predictions for a variety of digester configurations, with the possibility of coupling it to biogas production models. The model can be used for simple digesters traditionally not heated as presented here, and also for the design of a traditional CSTR.