Convert Waste to Energy with Methane Production

Learn how to convert manure and garbage to energy using this small-scale methane producing plant.



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Figure 1: Plan of individual digester unit.
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Figure 2: Cross-section of Individual digester unit
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Estimates for gas production per ton of manure for different digestion periods at different temperatures.
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Figure 4: Plan of manure gas plant with latrines.
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Figure 5: Cross-section of digester and latrine.
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Figure 3: Sketch of manure gas plant with latrines.
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Figure 6: Cross-section of gas-holder for manure gas plant.
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Figure 8: Cross-section of gas-holder showing gas-line drain.
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Figure 9: Cross-section of manure digester with floating cover for gas-holder.
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Figure 7: Cross-section of manure gas plant showing piping.
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Figure 10: Cross-section of digester with manure pile for heating.
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