Simulation of a co-digester plant using aspen plus

Russ Nduse, Tunde M. Oladiran

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    Abstract

    Like many countries, Botswana is no exceptions when it comes to experiencing energy challenges due to fossil fuel depletion and increase in prices. The world is shifting to green energy due to growing environmental concerns over global climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels. Besides fossil fuels, biogas can be utilised to meet the rising energy challenges. Biogas can be obtained from anaerobic digestion of bio-degradable waste in the absence of oxygen. Different feedstock's can be used to produce biogas through anaerobic digestion and this is referred to as co-digestion. Though it is not a new method of producing biogas, studies showing process simulation and analysis are limited, in particular the co-digestion of food waste and cow-dung. This paper evaluates the amount of biogas produced from co-digestion of cow dung and food waste using Advanced System for Process Engineering (Aspen) Plus software. The stoichiometry method is used to estimate the amount of biogas released from co-digestion and the electrical production potential also calculated.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th IASTED International Conference on Power and Energy Systems, AfricaPES 2016
    PublisherActa Press
    Pages325-332
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9780889869844
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event5th IASTED International Conference on Power and Energy Systems, AfricaPES 2016 - Gaborone, Botswana
    Duration: Sep 5 2016Sep 7 2016

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    Other5th IASTED International Conference on Power and Energy Systems, AfricaPES 2016
    CountryBotswana
    CityGaborone
    Period9/5/169/7/16

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    Biogas
    Fossil fuels
    Anaerobic digestion
    Process engineering
    Gas emissions
    Greenhouse gases
    Climate change
    Stoichiometry
    Feedstocks
    Oxygen

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Fuel Technology
    • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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    Nduse, R., & Oladiran, T. M. (2016). Simulation of a co-digester plant using aspen plus. In Proceedings of the 5th IASTED International Conference on Power and Energy Systems, AfricaPES 2016 (pp. 325-332). Acta Press. https://doi.org/10.2316/P.2016.839-008
    Nduse, Russ ; Oladiran, Tunde M. / Simulation of a co-digester plant using aspen plus. Proceedings of the 5th IASTED International Conference on Power and Energy Systems, AfricaPES 2016. Acta Press, 2016. pp. 325-332
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    Proceedings of the 5th IASTED International Conference on Power and Energy Systems, AfricaPES 2016. Acta Press, 2016. p. 325-332.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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