Module 10 introduces a variety of factors that can influence or affect AD, either increasing or decreasing efficiency. Because AD is a biological process, it is more complex than other renewable energy technologies like wind and solar.
*Note: The bolded topics (below) are available as narrated lecture in video format.
3.1: Microbial populations
3.3: Loading rate & retention times
3.4: Temperature & 3.5 mixing
3.6: Environmental factors
Links and other items of interest:
> Bioenergy startup licenses ORNL food-waste-to-fuel system (Oak Ridge National Laboratories, 16 Aug 2019)
Reading: Bioenergy, Chapter 18, pages 297-310