Thursday, June 3, 2010

AfriGadget » Blog Archive » Building a (one-stage) Anaerobic Digester

  It is tremendously gratifying to see others
around the world experimenting with the simple methanogenetic solution
to solving public health, energy water and waste problems. If only we
could dispel the common myths that these technologies require animal
wastes and/or are only appropriate for rural environments. Urban planners take note: it is time to unplug our cities from centralized
suppliers of energy, water and waste disposal services and harvest the
urban environment instead.

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David of the Kenyan Community Initiative Support (KCIS) recently built a very low tech Anaerobic digester using only a drum, a valve and some pipes:
May 3 at 11:12pm · · · Share
Thomas Henry Culhane
Thomas Henry Culhane
@Marcel Lenormand Thanks Marcel for passing this along (and referencing us in the comments).
May 3 at 11:15pm ·
Marcel Lenormand
Marcel Lenormand
You're most welcome. That article is referenced today on the Make Magazine Blog — I'm trying to register with them so I can post a comment and point them your way also. (I've hailed them a couple of times previously on the subject but no response.)

What do you think to creating a blog or web page dedicated to the digesters as a central info ... See Moresource?
I'm thinking - an overview of the process and technology as it stands then other pages describing the research work that is being done -design, bacteria, technology etc.

May 4 at 6:20pm · 
Thomas Henry Culhane
Thomas Henry Culhane
I love the idea. Wouldn't have time to do it myself right now, but would be happy to contribute! I think it is very important -- such a simple yet effective technology; if we could get it deployed worldwide in the next couple of years to solve most of the energy/waste problems we could move on to tougher things, like clean water (which biogas admittedly helps with!).
May 4 at 7:43pm · 

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