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Abstract

THE AIM OF THIS DEMONSTRATION PROJECT WAS TO CONSTRUCT METHANIZATION PLANTS THAT COULD BE BUILT AT A REASONABLE COST AND COULD BE ECONOMICALLY VIABLE TO ASSEMBLE. SEVEN PLANTS WERE CONSTRUCTED AND THEIR PERFORMANCE WAS MONITORED. THIS REPORT GATHERS TOGETHER THE RESULTS OBTAINED IN THE PROJECT AND PROVIDES AN ANALYSIS OF THE OPERATIONAL COSTS AND EXPENDITURE AND OF THE BIOGAS PRODUCTION LEVELS ACHIEVED. IT CONCLUDES WITH AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF FUTURE PLANTS BASED ON THE SAME TECHNOLOGY. THE FOLLOWING PLANTS WERE BUILT AND ARE COVERED IN THE REPORT : 1. CINEY 1 : COMPLETELY MIXED DIGESTER, 10M3 CAPACITY; 2. CINEY 2 : VERTICAL COMPLETELY MIXED DIGESTER, 20M3 CAPACITY; 3. BAILLONVILLE : PLUG-FLOW DIGESTER, 20M3 CAPACITY; 4. GELUWE : COMPLETELY MIXED DIGESTER, 9M3 CAPACITY; 5. CORROY-LE-CHATEAU ; PLUG-FLOW DIGESTER, 270M3 CAPACITY; 6. OTTEGEM : COMPLETELY MIXED DIGESTER, 34M3 CAPACITY; 7. HELEGINE : PLUG-FLOW DIGESTER, 300M3 CAPACITY. ALL CAN OPERATE SEMI-CONTINUOUSLY, WITH COMPLETE MIXING AND IN MESOPHILIC CONDITIONS WITH RESIDENCE TIMES OF THE ORDER OF 20 DAYS. THE PRODUCTION RATE EXPECTED WAS OF THE ORDER OF 0.9 TO 1M3 OF BIOGAS/M3 OF DIGESTER CAPACITY PER DAY.

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Authors: CORTE P AGENCE FRANCAISE POUR LA MAITRISE DE L'ENERGIE, PARIS, AGENCE FRANCAISE POUR LA MAITRISE DE L'ENERGIE, PARIS
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11646 FR, EN (1988) FS, PP 135, ECU 11.25, AVAILABILITY: EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, BP 1003, GDL
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Record Number: 1989126206600 / Last updated on: 1989-04-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: fr,en