Anaerobic digestion is the result of lengthy experiments by scientists and inventors in their search for efficient ways of dealing with bio-waste. Even before we became aware of global warming and dwindling natural resources, we knew that landfills were not the best solution for organic waste due to problems with dangerous gas emissions.
Early waste management systems involved processes of converting organic waste into fertilizer and compost. These techniques were unsatisfactory because they took place outdoors, and odor was a problem. To solve this issue, ‘in-vessel’ plants were developed.
Anaerobic digestion is the newest method of treating waste in-vessel, and it is considered to be one of the most useful and innovative waste management processes developed in recent years. Not only does it convert gases into energy, but it also provides a large-scale solution to the treatment of organic waste.
Simply put, the process involves the degradation of waste by microbes in an oxygen-deprived environment. It can be used to treat wastewater of any kind and organic solid waste. The process is quick, and after the biogas is converted into energy, the remainder can be used as fertilizer.
Whether it is from sewage or food, people will continue producing bio-waste. Anaerobic digestion is therefore not only seen as a source of renewable energy, but also a highly effective waste management process.
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