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A process to recover energy, reduce pollution potential, and add value to organic waste such as animal manure is described. The process involves the anaerobic digestion of feedstocks, such as animal manure, at low to high temperatures in batch, semi-continuous or continuous reactors. The process makes use of existing handling and storage equipment at the farm and requires minimal supervision and skill by the operator. The system is not affected by high concentrations of volatile acids and ammonia or nitrogen. The productivity of the anaerobic digester system, in terms of methane a gas production and quality, is exceptionally high. The anaerobic digester requires only a singe reaction vessel. Consequently, the process is low cost and does not interfere with regular farm operations.

Title
Anaerobic digester system
Application Number
9/602684
Publication Number
6299774 (B1)
Application Date
June 26, 2000
Publication Date
October 9, 2001
Inventor
Tom Rideout
4106 S. CR 1185, Midland
TX, US
Dan Atwood
2746 Lighthouse Dr., Nassau Bay
TX, US
Jack L Ainsworth
2419 VZ Cr 2318, Canton
TX, US
Agent
Innovar L L C
US
Agent
Rick Matos
US
IPC
C02F 3/28
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