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Biogas management

Energy from biogas produced from anaerobic digestion of wastewater sludge is a powerful source of renewable energy, don’t waste the waste!

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  • Are wastewater treatment costs and energy bills hurting your budget ?
  • Is compliance with phosphate limits causing you headaches ?
  • Are nuisance struvite deposits increasing your maintenance costs ?

Energy efficiency and costs

Treating wastewater from water utilities and industries has a dual potential benefit. Treated water can be recycled to help cut down industries’ fresh water use, and the waste load in wastewater can be converted to biogas and used to produce electricity.

Anaerobic digestion is a natural process that converts organic matter present in wastewater sludge into biogas for electricity, as well as significantly reducing the contaminant load in treated water.

The energy produced from the biogas can be fed back into the grid or used in other parts of the production process, which represents a real opportunity to reduce energy costs.

AMALGAM for Biogas Management

AMALGAM can increase the quality and quantity of the biogas coming from anaerobic systems, and provide a significant economic boost for food processing plants and water utilities.

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Key Benefits

Boost biogas volume by up to 20%
Increased power generated from biogas
Reduced soluble phosphate in the final waste stream
Less corrosion in generators and heat exchangers

Boost biogas volume by up to 20%

AMALGAM has been demonstrated to increase the quality of the biogas coming from the anaerobic system. Improved biogas quality including higher methane and lower H2S content improves the calorific value, which means improved performance from the electric generators. Improved biogas quality also means a reduced requirement on biogas scrubbers.

AMALGAM also provides more alkalinity and more stable pH control weight-to-weight than caustic soda. These two key parameters are very important to the health of any biological reactor.

HOW DOES AMALGAM WORK?

AMALGAM, with its unique high surface area and high localised pH surface, is able to break down complex organic matter by hydrolysis into smaller units, which allows the biological system to convert the organic matter into biogas more quickly, and improve the quality.

Customer Stories

May 18, 2020 \ ACTI-Mag \ Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment \ Food & Beverage
An innovative mixed-metal hydroxide for pH control and wastewater microorganism activity

An innovative mixed-metal hydroxide for pH control and wastewater microorganism activity at a meat processing facility in the United-States.

September 11, 2020 \ ACTI-Mag \ Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment \ Food & Beverage
Converting from caustic to magnesium hydroxide

Spokane County Regional Water Reclamation Facility, operated by Jacobs, processes 8 million gallons per day (mgd) of wastewater collected from

October 07, 2020 \ ACTI-Mag \ Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment \ Food & Beverage
Replacing caustic soda with magnesium hydroxide for metal ion precipitation

A microelectronics manufacturer in the Pacific Northwest was using a complex system of chemical additions in order to effectively remove

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