A Deeper Look into Biogas and Anaerobic Digestion and Static Mixers
Biogas is a type of biofuel that forms naturally from the decomposition of organic waste. When organic matter breakdown in an anaerobic environment they release a blend of gases, primarily methane and carbon dioxide. This decomposition happens in an anaerobic environment, the process of producing biogas is anaerobic digestion.
Anaerobic digestion is a natural form of waste-to-energy that uses the process of fermentation to breakdown organic matter. Because of the high content of methane in biogas, they can use it as an energy source.
How Static Mixers Enhance the Process?
The processes in the manufacturing of biogas require the digester to be heated. In order to maintain the ideal temperature for the bacteria to work. Moreover, pre-heating the feedstock before putting it in the digester can lower the amount of heat that is required.
In order to enhance the efficiency of this process. A common issue in the production plants is the need to heat large tanks of water. Static mixer’s ability of these devices has made them a preferred solution in many industrial processes.
Their efficiency is famous in water treatment plants as well as in the biofuel industry. Since the equipment has, no moving parts make it even more ideal for plants.
Industrial manufacturers are always seeking for the key qualities to look in a static mixer. They keep searching for the next generation designs and the right material to reduce their costs and also achieve the end products in a shorter period to boost their profits.
Considering the pressure on the plant owners and their needs for the perfect solution and ease of installation. The triple-action static mixers offer solutions to these pain points. It does cross-current mixing with two-by-two division has made mixing more effective than it ever was. Also achieved is an optimum level of back-mixing. Due to orbiting in the vortex.
To achieve optimum biogas yield, the anaerobic digestion needs environmental conditions. The digester temperature is of prime importance. In temperate areas, a heating system and insulation of the biogas is necessary. The needed temperature for digestion can be reached and it compensates a loss of energy by transmission. There are a number of ways to get the required amount of thermal energy into the substrate. The Direct Injection Steam Heater uses heat to maintain temperatures. Whereby the heating medium imparts heat while not mixing with the substrate.
The Equalizer Mixing Module Technology
The Komax Equalizer Mixing Module consists of six mixing chambers installed with Komax’s helical mixing elements that allow contacting of the steam and product to be heated. These elements will then divide and recombine the process flow to form multiple impingent blending zones that produce high turbulence and small steam bubble sizes for a more uniform temperature output with no vibration, no water hammer, and no excessive noise.