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ACTI-Mag on an anaerobic cogeneration plant at a piggery farm South West Victoria, Australia.

case study summary

Challenges

To increase profits by reducing chemical consumption and increasing power and biogas generation.

To improve biogas quality and quantity and reduce odors due to H2S.

To reduce blockages due to struvite formation.

To reduce chemical usage and inculcate environment-friendly solutions.

Objective

Reduce H2S in biogas from existing 700 ppm

Avoid the use of a chemical scrubber

Generate more biogas

Generate more power

Reduce retention time

Reduce blockages from struvite

Safe product to handle

Reduce Sodium Hydroxide consumption

ACTI-Mag for Biogas Management

Calix ACTI-Mag can increase the quality and quantity of the biogas coming from anaerobic
systems, and provide a significant economic boost for food processing plants and municipalities.

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Benefits of ACTI-Mag

The production of biogas was increased by 30%, having improved quality with increase in Methane (CH4) by 19%.

The average production of energy increased by 15%.

A significant increase in earnings ($68K) was achieved from increased power generation and reduced chemical.

The average levels of H2S were largely reduced by 70%.

The average daily effluent soluble phosphate levels decreased by 40%.

Wastewater Process

BEFORE TRIAL POWER GENERATION Generator:

1300MWh Per year Thermal power: 214KWth Hour Electricity: 192 kWh

The wastewater stream volume is reduced to 100,000 litres per day which goes though the anaerobic system.
Breakup: 35,000 Litre from the DAF 65,000 litres from the solids screens

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