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digester

[də′jes·tər]
(chemical engineering)
A vessel used to produce cellulose pulp from wood chips by cooking under pressure.
(civil engineering)
A sludge-digestion tank containing a system of hot water or steam pipes for heating the sludge.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In this paper, kitchen waste mixture is used as feedstock with inoculum for production of biogas with the aid of anaerobic digester. The quality of biogas is improved by the absorption of CO2 from it by using absorber contains 2 M solution of NaOH.
I got interest from a London-based organisation called Iona Capital who invest funds into green energy projects and we created a partnership with them to create the digester."
MSU has been recognized internationally for its expertise in anaerobic digester research and development.
He noted that the digester, also known as industrial gas, reduced emission of green-houses gases into the atmosphere while producing clean energy which contributed to climate protection.
Currently, according to NYSERDA, there are 23 such digesters licensed to operate on New York farms and seven more under construction.
Methane captured from manure at a covered lagoon dairy digester in Sacramento County is later processed for electricity generation.
Gas holder bottle remains connected with digester at one end and with water displacement bottle at another end.
In fact, the digester Porter wants to build won't be much different from devices sold on the internet: A large tank that can hold water, human waste and anaerobic bacteria will produce fertiliser and methane gas to power cooking stoves and fires.
Rophus Kirigha of Wundanyi hoped to own a digester but it malfunctioned.
The new $9.5 million anaerobic digester, which replaced a conventional wastewater treatment system, features a dome that captures biogas from food byproducts at the plant and converts it into energy through anaerobic digestion while also improving air quality.
"We expanded the methane digester in 2010, and since then we have been producing more electricity than we can utilize on the farm, so the excess power gets utilized at our retail operation," says George Hurst, general manager, farm operations at Oregon Dairy.