Modified biogas digester tank for production of gas from decomposable organic wastes

Omonigho B. Otanocha, Raymond Oyovwikefe, Modestus O. Okwu, Lagouge K. Tartibu

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This research output is focused on the modified design of a low-cost biodigester using a 295L of steel drum. The system has a 15kg bio-methane storage tank of 182L with a water displacement tank of 20L standard steel drum. Incorporated into the design is a cast iron with centrally positioned four impeller shaft to enhance mixing of substrate. A floating storage tank was designed, fabricated, and used for effective storage of bio-methane; biogas was produced from mixture of cowdungs, which was filtered to remove substituent of biogas. The retention time was for 4 weeks during which the pH valve and temperature variation were noted. Maximum biogas production was attained on the 8th, 9th, and 19th day, and the total volume of gas produced ranges between 92.6 and 102 mL/day. The test result showed that methane gas produced the highest percentage of biogas. Additionally, from the result, the displacement of ethane, ethylene, propane, propylene, I-butane, nitrogen, carbon monoxide, carbondioxide and other gases were minimal compared to methane gas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2863-2873
Number of pages11
JournalBiomass Conversion and Biorefinery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023


  • Biodigester
  • Biogas
  • CO
  • De-sulphurizer
  • HS
  • Organic waste

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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