What's A Methane Digester?

Many people are concerned about pollution and the management of waste, but for some industries, this problem can become overwhelming. For example how do farmers deal with inevitable daily replenishing of methane-producing manure piles? How do cheesemakers dispose of large amounts of toxic wastewater? For these kinds of companies, anaerobic digestion is the best waste management option. Anaerobic digestion transforms waste into useful end-products, removing dangerous pollutants in the process.

What is Anaerobic Digestion?

Anaerobic digestion is a process by which certain kinds of bacteria break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. This useful biological process is often used for waste management. Organic wastes are collected in a tank sealed off from oxygen, and anaerobic bacteria are added, resulting in useful end products including fertilizer and methane-based biofuel.


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