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dc.contributor.advisorLansing, Stephanieen_US
dc.contributor.authorKlavon, Katherine Heléneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-17T07:09:32Z
dc.date.available2012-02-17T07:09:32Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/12376
dc.description.abstractAnaerobic digestion is a manure treatment option that is gaining popularity throughout the world as a result of its multiple environmental and economic benefits. There exists a need for further research to make anaerobic digestion and methane recovery more readily available, cost effective, and manageable to small dairy facilities in the United States. This research analyzes the design and economics of plug flow digesters, modeled after low-cost digesters utilized in the developing world and modified to operate on small to medium-scale farms located in the temperate United States. The objectives of this research are to: 1) Describe the modified design and construction of the research plug flow digesters and analyze the barriers and design challenges to implementing this technology in the United States and 2) Conduct an economic analysis to determine the feasibility of installation and operation of these types of systems in the temperate United States.en_US
dc.titleDESIGN AND ECONOMICS OF PLUG-FLOW, SMALL-SCALE ANAEROBIC DIGESTERS FOR TEMPERATE CLIMATESen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Technologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAgriculture engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAgriculture economicsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAlternative energyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledanaerobic digesteren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledbiogasen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledeconomic analysisen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledplug-flowen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledsmall-scaleen_US


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