Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a process by which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. AD technology has received increasing attention in recent years, as it involves the degradation and stabilization of complex organic matter by a consortium of microorganisms leading to an energy-rich biogas that can be used as renewable energy to replace fossil energy sources.
The synthesis of biogas is the slowest and most sensitive step of the anaerobic digestion process because it requires specific environmental conditions for the growth of methanogenic bacteria. Some issues that may be encountered within the anaerobic digestion process concern the reduction regarding the in terms of quantity of conversion of organic carbon into methane. This can be caused by several factors such as the composition of the microbial community, the presence of nutrients, the percentage of moisture, the waste composition, the temperature and the pH.
Anaerobic sludge digesters from time to time suffer from a series of operating problems including:
- Sour digestion syndrome, caused by acid build-up with simultaneous slowing or cessation of gas production
- Grease blankets, caused by the build-up of insoluble on the surface of the digester
- Nutrient imbalance, caused by the lack of certain key micronutrients, which This slows the sludge stabilization process
AD-Boost is a biological formulation combining specifically selected strains of bacteria that are applied in a variety of industries that utilize anaerobic treatments for wastewaters, and up flow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactors. AD-Boost increases biogas production, while keeping your system at optimal efficiency.