European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment

Monitoring Review And Guide For The Optimisation Of Anaerobic Digestion And Biomethane Plants

This report explains the importance and impact of implementing appropriate monitoring of Anaerobic Digestion (AD) and biomethane plants. It provides a review of numerous parameters as well as sampling techniques and monitoring regimes relevant for the AD process itself, the substrates to be digested and for the resultant digestates and biogas produced. This report also includes monitoring information related to biogas clean up and upgrading process technologies. Cost data for a selection of analytical tools and laboratory analyses has also been included. It is outside the scope of this report to review control actions, systems or regimes that can be applied for AD and biomethane plants.

This will also help new proposals for AD and biomethane systems gain faster acceptability by the public and planning officers and gain further, or continue to receive support from government policies and financial incentives.

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