Design of the bio-digester for biogas production: A review

Ishmael M. Ramatsa, Esther T. Akinlabi, Daniel M. Madyira, Robert Huberts

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This review is a summary of different aspects of the design and operation of biogas digesters. Three types of digesters were reviewed, that is, the plug flow, floating drum and the fixed dome digester. Biogas is one of the products formed during the anaerobic digestion process. Anaerobic digestion is dependent on several factors such as the pH value, feeding material, temperature, pressure, organic loading rate, retention time and the Carbon-to- Nitrogen (C/N) ratio. The shape of the digester and the material for construction are also considered important during design stage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Congress on Engineering, WCE 2014
EditorsCraig Douglas, S. I. Ao, S. I. Ao, Warren S. Grundfest, Jon Burgstone, Craig Douglas, Jon Burgstone, S. I. Ao
PublisherNewswood Limited
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9789881925374
ISBN (Print)9789881925350
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventWorld Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2014, WCECS 2014 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 22 Oct 201424 Oct 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
ISSN (Print)2078-0958


ConferenceWorld Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2014, WCECS 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • Biogas
  • Construction material
  • Fixed dome and floating drum digester
  • Plug flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)


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