The process and system may have an organic matter influent introduced into an acid reactor. The acid reactor may be maintained under conditions to facilitate creation of volatile acids in a fluid having water and suspended solids forming a sludge effluent. The sludge effluent may be communicated to an acid separation element where the water and volatile acids may be separated from the suspended solids. A liquid stream may be communicated from the acid separation element to a methane reactor and a solids recycle stream may be communicated to the acid reactor. The methane reactor may be maintained under conditions to facilitate creation of biogas. A liquid effluent may be communicated from the methane reactor to a methane separation element where liquid water may be separated from the solids. A second solids recycle may be communicated from the methane separation element to the methane reactor.

Title
Two phase anaerobic organic matter treatment and system
Application Number
10/392434
Publication Number
20040182779
Application Date
March 19, 2003
Publication Date
September 23, 2004
Inventor
Allen Craig Todd
Huntington Beach
CA, US
Rodolfo Ernesto Kilian
Aliso Viejo
CA, US
Agent
Law Offices Of Dennis W Beech
CA, US
Agent
Dennis W Beech
CA, US
IPC
C02F 03/00
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