Immediate fault detection and early correction Anaerobic digestion is a process for the treatment of organic waste carried out by the action of microorganisms, that operating in the absence of oxygen, transform these residues into biogas. This is a very sensitive process due to the high number of factors that affect the activity of the microorganisms, and that could cause failures in the process. The PDAL system allows to anticipate possible critical, or even irreversible, failures of the anaerobic digestion process in real time, by measuring the electrical potential generated in the microbial fuel cell, which is directly related to the microbial activity of the microorganisms present in the reactor. When significant variations of this electrical potential are produced the system issues a failure warning before the destabilization of the process is irreversible.
PDAL system diagram
Main innovations and advantages
The detection of anomalies in the process is immediate independently of the kind of anomaly.
The · PDAL system allows implementing an early action of correction of failures.
The inoculation of the device does not require prior manipulation or extraction of the digester content.
The microorganisms present in the device are the same as those of the digester.