Investigating the possibility of applying an ADM1 based model to a full-scale co-digestion plant
2017 (English)In: Biochemical engineering journal, ISSN 1369-703X, E-ISSN 1873-295X, Vol. 120, 73-83 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study investigated the possibility of using a model based on the anaerobic digestion model no. 1 (ADM1) on a full-scale 4000 m3 digester in order to understand how such theoretical models can be applied to a real industrial process. The industrial scale digester co-digests the organic fraction of municipal solid waste, grease trap sludge, and ley crop silage with varying feed rates and amounts of volatile solids. A year of process data was collected. Biogas flow, methane content/flow, and ammonia nitrogen were the variables that the model was best at predicting (index of agreement at 0.78, 0.61/0.77, and 0.68, respectively). The model was also used to investigate the effect of increasing the volatile solids (VS) concentration entering the digester. According to simulation results, increasing the influent VS concentration will increase biogas and methane outflow (from 1.5 million Nm3 methane to more than 2 million Nm3 methane), but decrease the amounts of biogas/methane per unit of volatile solids (from about 264 Nm3methane per tonne VS to below 215 Nm3 methane per tonne VS).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017. Vol. 120, 73-83 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-34634DOI: 10.1016/j.bej.2016.12.014ISI: 000395603900009ScopusID: 2-s2.0-85009230307OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-34634DiVA: diva2:1065431