African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Subscribe to AJEST
Full Name*
Email Address*

Article Number - 820835664764


Vol.11(7), pp. 361-369 , July 2017
DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2017.2315
ISSN: 1996-0786



Full Length Research Paper

Electric energy generation from a floating dome type biogas plant at a ranch in the southeast of Mexico



Jose R. Laines-Canepa
  • Jose R. Laines-Canepa
  • División Académica de Ciencias Biológicas. Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco. Carretera Villahermosa-Cárdena km 0.5, entronque con Bosques de Saloya, 86150, Centro, Tabasco, México.
  • Google Scholar
Jose M. Pina-Gutierrez
  • Jose M. Pina-Gutierrez
  • División Académica de Ciencias Biológicas. Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco. Carretera Villahermosa-Cárdena km 0.5, entronque con Bosques de Saloya, 86150, Centro, Tabasco, México.
  • Google Scholar
Jose A. Azamar-Barrios
  • Jose A. Azamar-Barrios
  • Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Unidad Mérida. Carretera Antigua a Progresso Km. 6, 97310, Mérida, Yucatán, México.
  • Google Scholar
Jose A. Sosa-Olivier
  • Jose A. Sosa-Olivier
  • División Académica de Ciencias Biológicas. Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco. Carretera Villahermosa-Cárdena km 0.5, entronque con Bosques de Saloya, 86150, Centro, Tabasco, México.
  • Google Scholar
Israel Ávila-Lázaro
  • Israel Ávila-Lázaro
  • División Académica de Ciencias Biológicas. Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco. Carretera Villahermosa-Cárdena km 0.5, entronque con Bosques de Saloya, 86150, Centro, Tabasco, México.
  • Google Scholar







 Received: 04 March 2017  Accepted: 16 May 2017  Published: 31 July 2017

Copyright © 2017 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


Ranches of Mexico’s southeast region have an important energetic potential on their organic waste that remains unexploited. The objective of this work is to present the construction and operation of a floating dome “Biodigester” in a ranch located in Jalapa, Tabasco, Mexico, in addition to the analysis of produced biogas and its electric energy generation. The construction was based in the specifications of a Puxin® biogas plant. The biogas was analyzed using infra-red spectrometry with Fourier transforms. Electric energy was generated using an Energetic ® motor-generator. The methane and carbon dioxide percentage at 90 days of hydraulic retention time (HRT) was 51.51 and 29.05%, respectively. The electric energy generation was 3.58 kWhm-3.

 

Key words: Biomass, floating dome, energy, biodigestate, biogas.

Aburas R, Hammad MA, Hiary SE, Qousous S, Abu-Reesh I (1996). Construction and Operation of a Demonstration Biogas Plant, Problems and Prospects. Energy Convers. Manag. 37(5):611-614.
Crossref

 

Akbulut A (2012). Techno-Economic Analysis of Electricity and Heat Generation from Farm-Scale Biogas Plant: Cicekdagi Case Study. Energy 44(1):381-390.
Crossref

 
 

Alvarez R, Gunnar L (2009). Low Temperature Anaerobic Digestion of Mixtures of Llama, Cow and Sheep Manure for Improved Methane Production. Biomass and Bioenergy 33(3):527-533.
Crossref

 
 

Arthur R, Martina FB, Edward A (2011). Biogas as a Potential Renewable Energy Source: A Ghanaian Case Study. Renew. Energy 36(5):1510-1516.
Crossref

 
 

Asankulova A (2008). Analysis of Factors Influencing Biogas Release. Appl. Sol. Energy 44(3):229-231.
Crossref

 
 

Cantrell KB, Thomas D, Kyoung SR, Patrick GH (2008). Livestock Waste-to-Bioenergy Generation Opportunities. Bioresour. Technol. 99(17):7941-7953.
Crossref

 
 

Dach J, Boniecki P, Przybyl J, Janczak D, Lewicki A, Czekala W, Witaszek K, Rodriguez PC, Cieslik M (2014). Energetic Efficiency Analysis of the Agricultural Biogas Plant in 250kWe Experimental Installation. Energy 69:34-38.
Crossref

 
 

El-Mashad HM, Zhang R (2010). Biogas Production from Co-Digestion of Dairy Manure and Food Waste. Bioresour. Technol. 101(11):4021-4028.
Crossref

 
 

Fantozzi F, Buratti C (2009). Biogas Production from Different Substrates in an Experimental Continuously Stirred Tank Reactor Anaerobic Digester. Bioresour. Technol. 100(23):5783-5789.
Crossref

 
 

Fernández J, Pérez M, Romero LI (2010). Kinetics of Mesophilic Anaerobic Digestion of the Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste: Influence of Initial Total Solid Concentration. Bioresour. Technol. 101(16):6322-6328.
Crossref

 
 

Ferrer I, Garfí M, Uggetti E, Ferrer-Martí L, Calderon A, Velo E (2011). Biogas Production in Low-Cost Household Digesters at the Peruvian Andes. Biomass Bioenergy 35(5):1668-1674.
Crossref

 
 

Hepburn CA, Vale P, Brown AS, Simms NJ, McAdam EJ (2015). Development of on-line FTIR spectroscopy for siloxane detection in biogas to enhance carbon contactor management. Talanta 14:128-136.
Crossref

 
 

Housecroft C, Sharpe A (2008). Inorganic Chemistry, Third Edition.

 
 

Kalia AK, Kanwar SS (1998). Long-Term Evaluation of a Fixed Dome Janata Biogas Plant in Hilly Conditions. Bioresour. Technol. 65(1-2):61-63.
Crossref

 
 

Krishna N, Sumitra D, Viswanath P, Deepak S, Sarada R (1991). Anaerobic Digestion of Canteen Waste for Biogas Production: Process Optimisation. Process Biochem. 26(1):1-5.
Crossref

 
 

Laines JR, Aurelio SO (2013). Degradación Anaerobia Del Contenido Gástrico Ruminal Bovino Para La Obtención de Biogás, En Un Biodigestor Tipo Cúpula. Ingeniería, Revista Académica de La FI-UADY 17(1):57–65.

 
 

Mahar RB, Sahito AR, Uqaili MA (2012). Biomethanization Potential of Waste Agricultural Biomass in Pakistan: A Case Study. Int. J. Biomass Renew. Energy 1:32-37.

 
 

Meng Q, Chung DDL (2010). Battery in the Form of a Cement-Matrix Composite. Cement and Concrete Composites 32(10):829-39.
Crossref

 
 

Mohammed YS, Mokhtar AS, Bashir N, Saidur R (2013). An Overview of Agricultural Biomass for Decentralized Rural Energy in Ghana. Renew. Sustain. Energy Rev. 20:15-22.
Crossref

 
 

Mohseni F, Magnusson M, Görling M, Alvfors P (2012). Biogas from Renewable Electricity - Increasing a Climate Neutral Fuel Supply. Appl. Energy 90(1):11-16.
Crossref

 
 

Müller C (2007). Anaerobic Digestion of Biodegradable Solid Waste in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Anaerobic Digestion of Biodegradable Solid Waste in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.pdf).

 
 

Rao B, Archana M, Anand BR, Vishal S (2014). Multi-Criteria Analysis of Alternative Biogas Technologies. Energy Procedia 54:292-301.
Crossref

 
 

Secretaria de Comercio y Fomento Industrial (1984). NMX-AA-018-1984 Proteccion Al Ambiente-Contaminacion Del Suelo- Residuos Solidos Municipales-Determinación de Cenizas.

 
 

Secretaria de Comercio y Fomento Industrial (1985). NMX-AA-016-1985 Proteccion Al Ambiente-Contaminacion Del Suelo- Residuos Solidos Municipales-Determinación de Humedad.

 
 

Secretaria de Comercio y Fomento Industrial (2015). NMX-AA-034-SCFI-2015 Análisis De Agua - Medición De Sólidos Y Sales Disueltas En Aguas Naturales , Residuales Y Residuales Tratadas – Método De Prueba (Cancela a La Nmx-AA-034-SCFI-2001 ). .

 
 

Stine K (1975). Beckman Laboratory Manual. Beckman Instruments.

 

 


APA Laines-Canepa, J. R., Piña-Gutiérrez, J. M., Azamar-Barrios, J. A., Sosa-Olivier, J. A., & Ávila-Lázaro, I. (2017). Electric energy generation from a floating dome type biogas plant at a ranch in the southeast of Mexico. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology , 11(7), 361-369.
Chicago Jos&e R. Laines-Canepa, Jos&e M. Piña-Guti&errez, Jos&e A. Azamar-Barrios, Jos&e  A. Sosa-Olivier and Israel &Avila-L&azaro. "Electric energy generation from a floating dome type biogas plant at a ranch in the southeast of Mexico." African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 11, no. 7 (2017): 361-369.
MLA Joseacute; R. Laines-Canepa, et al. "Electric energy generation from a floating dome type biogas plant at a ranch in the southeast of Mexico." African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 11.7 (2017): 361-369.
   
DOI 10.5897/AJEST2017.2315
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/AJEST/article-abstract/820835664764

Subscription Form