ACTI-Mag – waste to energy for piggeries

December 25, 2019

Biogas production from wastewater streams is one of the answers to the energy and environmental needs of the future. ACTI-Mag™ high surface area Magnesium Hydroxide can increase biogas yields by up to 20%.

ACTI-MagTM had contact time with the waste water stream. This allowed breakdown of the complex organic chain in the wastewater, including proteins, carbohydrates and lipids which were hydrolysed into smaller units such as amino acids, sugars and long chain fatty acids. These smaller units are more easily digested by the bacteria in an anaerobic system,produce more biogas. Also, ACTI-Mag is a divalent cation giving more dense compact activated sludge this reduces sludge volume index and reduces dewatering time.

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