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Where Should the Biogas Go?

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The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago's (MWRD) Stickney Water Reclamation Plant (SWRP) has one of the largest municipal anaerobic digester complexes in the world. The SWRP processes an average of 2.8 million cubic meters per day (m3/d) (750 mgd) of influent wastewater, digests 390 metric tons per day (MT/d) (430 dtpd) of biosolids and produces 96,000 cubic meters per day (m3/d) (3,400 Mcf/d) of biogas from anaerobic digesters. This paper presents the methodology and results of evaluating various alternatives for the most effective utilization of digester gas at the SWRP.

Keywords: Biogas; biogas utilization; digester gas; energy modeling; sustainability

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2011-01-01

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