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Biogas from Waste and Renewable Resources: An Introduction, 2nd, Revised and Expanded Edition

ISBN: 978-3-527-32798-0
578 pages
December 2010
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The leading book on the market just got better: With its unique approach covering all aspects of setting up and running a biogas plant, this new edition has been expanded to include recent advances in biomass processing.
The author is a key player in the field, who has designed numerous small- and industrial-scale biogas plants, and who is also a long-time lecturer on biogas production, thus combining didactical skill with real-life expertise. As such, he covers both the biological and technical aspects of biogas generation. The full range of biogas substrates and processing modes is explained, from agricultural and industrial waste to marine algae and sediment. On-site use of biogas for conversion into electricity, fuel and heat is also discussed, as are safety and regulatory issues. Many real-life examples of European biogas plants already in operation illustrate the contents, as do numerous schemes, diagrams and summary tables.
For this new edition, biogas analytics and quality control required for feeding biogas into natural gas networks are included, as is a completely new chapter on the microbiology of biogas-producing bacterial communities.
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POTENTIAL AND HISTORY
Energy Supply -
Today and in the Future
Energy Supply in the Future -
Scenarios
Potential of Transforming Biomass into End-Point Energy Sources
History and Status to Date in Europe
History and Status to Date Worldwide
General Aspects of the Recovery of Biomass in the Future
SUBSTRATES AND BIOGAS
Substrate
Biogas
FORMATION OF BIOGAS
Biochemistry
Bioreactions
Process Parameters
MICROORGANISMS IN METHANOGENIC ECOSYSTEMS
Methanogenic Ecosystems
Microorganisms in Methanisation
DANGERS WITH BIOGAS PLANTS AND LABORATORY EQUIPMENT
Guidelines and Regulations
The Biogas Laboratory
EQUIPMENT OF A BIOGAS PLANT
Tanks and Bioreactors
Equipment for Tempering the Substrate
Thermal Insulation
Agitators
Mixing of Biomass and Water
Machines to Separate the Liquid from the Biomass
Pipes
Pumps
Measurement, Control, and Automation Technology
Exhaust Air Cleaning
UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM PROCESSING
Transportation and Storage of the Biomass
Process Technology for the Upstream Processing
Feeding
Digested Residue
Waste Water
FERMENTATION & AGRICULTURAL PLANT
Batchwise and Continuous Processes without Separators
Existing Installations by Different Suppliers
Operation of a Plant without Separation Equipment
Benefits of a Biogas Plant
Typical Design Calculation for an Agricultural Biogas Plant
Economics Calculation of Biogas Plants
Numbers of Efficiency
FERMENTATION -
INDUSTRIAL PLANTS
Installation with Substrate Dilution and Subsequent Water Separation
Installation with Biomass Accumulation
Plants with Separation on Non-Hydrolysable Biomass
Percolation Process
Special Plant Installations
BIOGAS STORAGE AND PREPARATION
Biogasholder
Gas Preparation
Quantities of Gas and Measurement of Gas Quality
Liquefaction or Compression of the Biogas
BIOGAS UTILIZATION
Utilization of Gas to Exclusively Generate Heat
Utilization of Gas to Generate Current and Heat
Biogas for Feeding into the Natural Gas Network
Biogas as Fuel for Vehicles
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Dieter Deublein is a professor at the Munich University of Applied Sciences, leading applied research and development in the field of biology and biogas production in close collaboration witht the industry. Prior to this, he gained his broad and profound knowledge, especially in process engineering, during 12 years of experience in industry, leading worldwide construction projects for industrial plants processing natural substances. Professor Deublein has many practice-oriented publications sharing his practical experiences and 10 patent applications to his name.

Angelika Steinhauser studied biotechnology at the Munich University of Technology - Weihenstephan - and has been leading projects in research and development in a large multinational company for the past five years. Driven by her strong interest in the potential for biogas production, especially in Asia, she has been gathering information in her current hometown of Singapore on existing plants and current practices in emerging and developed markets so as to understand future opportunities. She has included her knowledge and investigations in this book.
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“The leading book on the market just got better.  With its unique approach covering all aspects of setting up and running a biogas plant, this new edition has been explained to include recent advances in biomass processing.”  (ETDE Energy Database, 1 August 2013)

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