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Complete census of the anaerobic digesters today operating in Italy on animal waste

Abstract

A complete census of all the biogas plants operating or under construction today in Italy has been carried out. This shows that more than 60 full-scale plants treating animal wastes are today in operation. Then there are several pilot and experimental plants built by the numerous Italian firms that design and sell anaerobic digesters and by various research groups of the universities and of state agencies. Some plants, among which some large-size ones, have been self-built by the farmers. The great amount of collected data allowed us to focus the main technological choices regarding materials, mixing and heating systems, technological cycles and to confront them with the performance of the plants and with the principal technical issues and the problems of management that can be found on large scale plants. Then the analysis of daily biogas production allowed us to determine real parameters of specific production for various kinds of animal wastes and animal farms. Other interesting data concern the main technological means used to transform the biogas into energy: in Italy, for the presence of Flat Industries that produce the TOTEM, the prevalent choice is toward cogeneration of electricity and heat. Anyway there are interesting examples of utilization of  More>>
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1983
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
ENEA-RT/FARE-SIN-83-3; CONF-8308168-1
Reference Number:
ERA-11-019404; EDB-86-060251
Resource Relation:
Conference: 3. international symposium on anaerobic digestion, Boston, MA, USA, 1 Aug 1983; Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; BIOREACTORS; SURVEYS; AGRICULTURAL WASTES; ANAEROBIC DIGESTION; COMPILED DATA; ITALY; METHANE; ALKANES; BIOCONVERSION; DATA; DIGESTION; EUROPE; HYDROCARBONS; INFORMATION; MANAGEMENT; NUMERICAL DATA; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC WASTES; PROCESSING; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING; WASTES; WESTERN EUROPE; 090122* - Hydrocarbon Fuels- Preparation from Wastes or Biomass- (1976-1989)
OSTI ID:
7837089
Research Organizations:
ENEA, Rome (Italy)
Country of Origin:
Italy
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE86900992
Availability:
NTIS (US Sales Only), PC A02/MF A01; 1.
Submitting Site:
TIC
Size:
Pages: 25
Announcement Date:
Mar 14, 2013

Citation Formats

Tilche, A, De Poli, F, Bozza, E, Calzolari, C, Ferrante, E, and Massari, A. Complete census of the anaerobic digesters today operating in Italy on animal waste. Italy: N. p., 1983. Web.
Tilche, A, De Poli, F, Bozza, E, Calzolari, C, Ferrante, E, & Massari, A. Complete census of the anaerobic digesters today operating in Italy on animal waste. Italy.
Tilche, A, De Poli, F, Bozza, E, Calzolari, C, Ferrante, E, and Massari, A. 1983. "Complete census of the anaerobic digesters today operating in Italy on animal waste." Italy.
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title = {Complete census of the anaerobic digesters today operating in Italy on animal waste}
author = {Tilche, A, De Poli, F, Bozza, E, Calzolari, C, Ferrante, E, and Massari, A}
abstractNote = {A complete census of all the biogas plants operating or under construction today in Italy has been carried out. This shows that more than 60 full-scale plants treating animal wastes are today in operation. Then there are several pilot and experimental plants built by the numerous Italian firms that design and sell anaerobic digesters and by various research groups of the universities and of state agencies. Some plants, among which some large-size ones, have been self-built by the farmers. The great amount of collected data allowed us to focus the main technological choices regarding materials, mixing and heating systems, technological cycles and to confront them with the performance of the plants and with the principal technical issues and the problems of management that can be found on large scale plants. Then the analysis of daily biogas production allowed us to determine real parameters of specific production for various kinds of animal wastes and animal farms. Other interesting data concern the main technological means used to transform the biogas into energy: in Italy, for the presence of Flat Industries that produce the TOTEM, the prevalent choice is toward cogeneration of electricity and heat. Anyway there are interesting examples of utilization of biogas for drying forages, for steam generation in cheese factories, and compressed, as a fuel for farm tractors and cars. A complete photographic documentation of all the plants enclosed in the census is also available. 3 refs., 1 fig., 23 tabs.}
place = {Italy}
year = {1983}
month = {Jan}
}