Published in: Holistic Approach Environ. 8(2018) 3, pp. 85 – 93
Paper reference number: HAE-153
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OPTIMIZING PROCESS CONTROL OF THE ANAEROBIC DIGESTION OF ORGANIC MATTER
Mirnesa Zohorović*, Franc Andrejaš*, Vedran Stuhli*, Samra Halilović*, Mirza Selimbašić*
* Faculty of Technology, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The proper process control is the key to achieving both environmental and commercial goals of conducting the process of anaerobic digestion. Taking into account that the parameters that can be monitored are quite numerous, and that the monitoring equipment, its installation and maintenance require significant financial resources, it is, from commercial aspect, necessary to minimize the number of parameters to the set of parameters which are necessary but sufficient for the proper conduct of the process to the point after which the further continuation of the process is not economically justified. The paper presents the model developed for determination of the minimum number of parameters to be monitored in order to ensure sufficient quality control of this process and describes its validation through the laboratory test.
Keywords: anaerobic digestion, organic waste, biogas, process control parameters