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BCx BioComplex for Anaerobic Digestion

If your goals for anaerobic digestion are maximizing biogas for energy, completely elimination waste, generation rich fertilizer for crop vitality while increasing your Carbon Credit capability - EKOGEA North America offers a full range of natural and organic solutions.

 

How BioComplex Works for AD?

  • Volatile fatty acid (VFA) destruction is enhanced and elements harmful to the AD process are buffered preventing them affecting the digestion process.  BioComplex breaks down VFA’s to feed beneficial microbes the simple organic acids they require.

  • BioComplex allows microbes to flourish in waste and promotes “good microbes” over harmful pathogenic microbes.  As a result, BioComplex improves the digestion environment, speeds the digestion process and CH4 concentration.

  • By increasing VSD, BioComplex makes more carbon available whilst increasing the available C/N.  At the same time, it reduces BOD/COD, ammonia (NH3 becomes NH4) and H2S (H2S becomes elemental Sulphur).

BCx Biocomplex Solution 
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Key Benefits

Flexibility

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Our complete process can complete the digestion process to fully clean waste, or halt the process to provide highest-quality NPK nutrients for land application – all on a sliding scale – depending on what is desired and when.

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Speed

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A 12-day process at mesophilic temperatures, or an 8-day process at thermophilic, our system dramatically reduces retention time.  This means smaller tanks and lower capital costs.

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More Energy

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Our complete process makes biogas at 80+% methane – unprecedented in the industry. More methane = more profit!

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No Organic Digestate

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If the headaches of digestate storage, transport and marketing is your issue, we can digest organic content down to a very small amount of completely mineralized, sand-like material which requires no further treatment.

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Clean Water

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Effluent from our process is grey water suitable for direct release to watercourses, irrigation or re-use, so full cleaning and waste elimination is a genuine option.

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BioComplex Makes a Difference

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Volatile fatty acid destruction is enhanced and elements harmful to the AD process are buffered preventing them affecting the digestion process;

BCx breaks down VFA’s to feed beneficial microbes the simple organic acids they require;

BCx allows microbes to flourish in waste and promotes “good microbes” over harmful pathogenic microbes;

As a result, BCx improves the digestion environment, speeds the digestion process and CH4 concentration;

By increasing VSD, BCx makes more carbon available whilst increasing the available C/N

At the same time it reduces BOD/COD, ammonia (NH3 becomes NH4) and H2S (H2S becomes elemental Sulphur).

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BCx BioComplex 3 Step Plan

Step One - Pretreatment of AD feedstock

Step Two - Adding BioComplex

Step Three - Waste Water Treatment Process

STEP ONE

A mechanical ‘pre-treatment’ which micronizes waste for faster, more complete digestion.  It emulsifies, liquefies, and disperses nutrients for easy consumption by microbes. An optional mechanical concentrator treatment provides solids-separation before or after AD.

STEP TWO

Our proprietary additive builds vast populations of diverse anaerobic microbial populations. It feeds and protects anaerobic “workers” providing the following benefits.

  1. Ion exchange – essential for sound AD and something no other process offers. Provides immediate H₂S & ammonia reduction and buffers free ion inhibitors.

  2. Ideal nutrient profile for microbes – oligosaccharides and a full range of trace elements support the growth of vast microbial “worker” populations

  3. Physical gelation property disperses nutrients in digesters, further supporting microbial proliferation, creating small, healthy colonies over large, metabolite-toxified colonies.

 

STEP THREE

Our H2E process uses proprietary cristobalite biomedia which houses and holds microbes in a fixed film. It is unlike conventional digesters which give up important microbes with every digestate release.

The Biomedia is self-cleaning and never needs re-charging or replacement.  The result is an AD Plant which is smaller, faster, greener, and highly stable. If you could look inside our digesters and compare them to conventional processes.  Combining robust engineering with sound microbiology is at the heart of everything we do.

olatile fatty acid (VFA) destruction is enhanced and elements harmful to the AD process are buffered preventing them affecting the digestion process. breaks down VFA’s to feed beneficial microbes the simple organic acids they require.

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