Back close

Optimization of methane yield for a low temperature region based on hydraulic retention rate and temperature control

Publication Type : Conference Proceedings

Source : Materials Today: Proceedings, 2023

Url :

Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Engineering

Department : Electrical and Electronics

Year : 2023

Abstract : The need for energy is a critical component of the contemporary economy, and it must be assessed in the context of development. Modern energy services must, in fact, be developed and deployed in all parts of the development process, including energy in communications, industry, environment, agriculture, education, public health, and safety. Biomass can be used to offer a reliable source of energy (SDG 7) in the form of biogas. Temperature and Hydraulic Retention Rate (HRT) are critical factors in anaerobic digestion for Biogas plant as it influences the volume of methane production. The goal of this work is to investigate methane productivity in biogas digesters under psychrophilic (10–20 °C) conditions. Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand, is the area under investigation. The maximum and minimum degrees over the course of the months in Rudraprayag and its effect on psychrophilic bacteria are analyzed for the methane yield. The methane production for the condition is simulated using kinetic model estimation evaluation in MATLAB. Methane production is further optimized through temperature control based on HRT. The analysis is carried for two sets of 50 days such as June-July half and July other half and August half based on the village temperature condition which allows psychrophilic reaction. The results conclude that using a temperature controller based on HRT, the psychrophilic operating range and the methane yield are increased in low temperature region.

Cite this Research Publication : Sreevidhya, C., Balamurugan, S.”Optimization of methane yield for a low temperature region based on hydraulic retention rate and temperature control”, Materials Today: Proceedings, 2023

Admissions Apply Now