Skip to main content

EGG-SHAPED ANAEROBIC DIGESTION AN EMERGING TECHNOLOGY

Buy Article:

$17.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Or sign up for a free trial

In 1977 the city of Los Angeles embarked upon a plant upgrade, which included Egg-Shaped anaerobic digesters, at their Terminal Island facility. These vessels were the first units built in North America with the shape commonly referred to as the Egg-Shaped Digester (ESD™).

The construction of Terminal Island led to two more projects in the late 1980's. However, it wasn't until 1989 that the ESD Technology began to take hold in North America. In recent years the number of ESD facilities have nearly doubled and there are more communities choosing the ESD technology for anaerobic digestion.

Why has the ESD technology experienced such growth over the past few years?

What are the factors considered when choosing this technology?

Are Egg-Shaped Digesters a viable option for any size community?

This paper will provide a brief history of the ESD technology in North America. As part of the historical review we will explore some of the issues that are driving the market for Egg-Shaped digesters. Some of these include:



Benefits of the ESD technology


Improvements to the original process designs


Cost comparisons


Operating experience
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Data/Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2000-01-01

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation includes access to most papers presented at the annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) and other conferences held since 2000. Subscription access begins 12 months after the event and is valid for 12 months from month of purchase. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is included in Water Environment Federation (WEF) membership.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access. Access begins 12 months after the conference or event
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • Learn about the many other WEF member benefits and join today
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more