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Abstract

A total of 546 methane digesters, built in the European Community and Switzerland during the last five years, were identified in this study, in order to obtain, first, an accurate knowledge of the present status, together with the possibilities and limits of the technology of biomethanization and, secondly, a clear view of the problems of biomethanization which must be solved if this technology is to be implemented on a wider scale. A survey was carried out from mid 1981 to the end of 1982 by a team of national experts. Each of them identified, visited and scrutinized almost every existing methane digester in his home country, following a common format. This book presents a synthesis of the survey which tends to answer the questions posed above. The information has been updated to March 1983 on the basis of further data on new biogas plants provided by the national experts.

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Authors: DEMUYNCK M, UNIT OF BIOENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN (BELGIUM);CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);NYNS E J, UNIT OF BIOENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN (BELGIUM);CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);PALZ W UNIT OF BIOENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN (BELGIUM), UNIT OF BIOENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN (BELGIUM);CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), UNIT OF BIOENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN (BELGIUM);CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK: P. 339, HFL 130, 1984. ISBN 90-277-1780-X. PUBL. BY: KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS GROUP, DORDRECHT, NL, (EUR 9096 E)
Record Number: 1989122058200 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en