The leading book on the market just got better: With its unique approach covering all aspects of setting up and running a biogas plant, this new edition has been expanded to include recent advances in biomass processing. The author is a key player in the field, who has designed numerous small- and industrial-scale biogas plants, and who is also a long-time lecturer on biogas production, thus combining didactical skill with real-life expertise. As such, he covers both the biological and technical aspects of biogas generation. The full range of biogas substrates and processing modes is explained, from agricultural and industrial waste to marine algae and sediment. On-site use of biogas for conversion into electricity, fuel and heat is also discussed, as are safety and regulatory issues. Many real-life examples of European biogas plants already in operation illustrate the contents, as do numerous schemes, diagrams and summary tables. For this new edition, biogas analytics and quality control required for feeding biogas into natural gas networks are included, as is a completely new chapter on the microbiology of biogas-producing bacterial communities.
|Publication date:||27th October 2010|
|Author:||Dieter Deublein, Angelika Steinhauser|
|Publisher:||Blackwell Verlag GmbH an imprint of Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH|
Dieter Deublein is a professor at the Munich University of Applied Sciences, leading applied research and development in the field of biology and biogas production in close collaboration witht the industry. Prior to this, he gained his broad and profound knowledge, especially in process engineering, during 12 years of experience in industry, leading worldwide construction projects for industrial plants processing natural substances. Professor Deublein has many practice-oriented publications sharing his practical experiences and 10 patent applications to his name. Angelika Steinhauser studied biotechnology at the Munich University of Technology - Weihenstephan - and has been leading projects in research and development in ...More About Dieter Deublein, Angelika Steinhauser