Watch this video now to get an understanding of the role Anaerobic Digester blowers play in creating energy from animal waste.
The Overall System: Anaerobic Digesters
Anaerobic digesters are a great way to use animal and food waste to power your farm and manage costs. Biomass helps to reduce fossil fuel use and decreases greenhouse gas emissions. This means that you not only create a cost-efficient way to make energy, but you are also decreasing your carbon footprint and helping the environment.
But what is an anaerobic digester? An anaerobic digester or AD for short is the controlled breakdown of organic matter without air to produce a combustible biogas in nutrient rich organic by-product. ADs are located on farms.
And in some cases, there's a centralized anaerobic digestion management facility that is used by several farmers. There are a few different kinds of ADs to choose from. So you must pick the right one for your operation. Some of the basic types of ADs include lagoon, plug flow and complete mix.
How Anaerobic Digesters Work
For this purpose, we're going to use a dairy farm. Throughout the day, the dairy cows will produce manure that will be transported to the AD through slots in the bottom of the barn or by a piping system. Next, the manure will be placed into the AD and held at a temperature range between 59 degrees Fahrenheit to 140 degrees Fahrenheit to allow the anaerobic digesters to produce the biogas, solids and liquids.
The Role of Anaerobic Digester Blowers
This is the point where regenerative blowers from ROTRON play a major role in the process. The biogas is collected in storage tanks, and then the ROTRON regenerative blower will extract methane and other biogases for use as heat or power. ROTRON regenerative blowers are specifically made to handle biogases with standard and chemical resistant models. So there's no need to worry about chemical degradation of the blower.
Other Benefits of Anaerobic Digesters
The solids created in this process are able to be used as bedding for the animals, compost or fertilizer. The farmer can also decide to sell some of his byproducts to other farms if he so chooses.
Anaerobic digesters have many benefits to you to help you manage costs and be more self-sufficient. Becoming a steward of the environment by reducing your overall carbon footprint and waste management is priceless. Something, future generations of farmers will look back upon and be thankful.
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