Operational study and simulation of a biogas upgrading plant

S. O. Masebinu, A. O. Aboyade, E. Muzenda

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    Abstract

    The drive for finding alternative energy to supplement fossil based fuel within the South African energy sector has led to research on waste to energy in particular biomethane as vehicular fuels. Biogas is produced from the anaerobic decomposition of organic matter with 40-70% vol. of methane. Biogas if upgraded, by removing the non-combustible component, can achieve 99% methane concentration which makes it a potent vehicle fuel and a direct substitute to natural gas. In this paper, a biogas upgrading plant operation that uses gas permeation technique for methane enrichment of biogas was studied and simulated. The effect of recycling permeate stream on methane recovery was studied. Recycling of the permeate stream improved the methane recovery of the simulated process by 18%. The overall methane recovery of the simulated process is 81.23%.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWorld Congress on Engineering, WCE 2014
    PublisherNewswood Limited
    Pages1006-1012
    Number of pages7
    Volume2
    ISBN (Print)9789881925350
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventWorld Congress on Engineering, WCE 2014 - London, United Kingdom
    Duration: Jul 2 2014Jul 4 2014

    Other

    OtherWorld Congress on Engineering, WCE 2014
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityLondon
    Period7/2/147/4/14

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    Biogas
    Methane
    Recovery
    Recycling
    Permeation
    Biological materials
    Natural gas
    Decomposition
    Gases

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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    Masebinu, S. O., Aboyade, A. O., & Muzenda, E. (2014). Operational study and simulation of a biogas upgrading plant. In World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2014 (Vol. 2, pp. 1006-1012). Newswood Limited.
    Masebinu, S. O. ; Aboyade, A. O. ; Muzenda, E. / Operational study and simulation of a biogas upgrading plant. World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2014. Vol. 2 Newswood Limited, 2014. pp. 1006-1012
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    Masebinu, SO, Aboyade, AO & Muzenda, E 2014, Operational study and simulation of a biogas upgrading plant. in World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2014. vol. 2, Newswood Limited, pp. 1006-1012, World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2014, London, United Kingdom, 7/2/14.

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    World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2014. Vol. 2 Newswood Limited, 2014. p. 1006-1012.

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