Anaerobic digestion and composting are complementary technologies.
When the aerobic composting phase is replaced by anaerobic digestion, it is followed by a dewatering step that produces a digested cake, which will be aerated further and turned in a high-quality compost.
The advantages of adding anaerobic digestion to a composting facility include:
Generally a composting facility that includes anaerobic digestion as a first phase of their process offers a higher quality of treatment.
For aging composting plants, the addition of anaerobic digestion as a first phase of the treatment process is a timely topic. Anaerobic digesters offer one of the most economic solutions, as existing sites can be retained due to the small footprint of an AD system, but also existing equipment can be used, further reducing the need for investment. And, of course, instead of only using energy, the composting facility now also produces energy, all while having significantly reduced odor levels.
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