Enviroseal Anaerobic Digestion Tank Liners
In an ever increasingly environmentally conscious atmosphere, the issue of waste management takes centre stage in many communities. The question of dealing with waste products has advanced well past simply dumping these contaminants into nearby landfills that entail little more than being a hole dug into the ground. With an understanding of the ecological damage that such past practices have caused, as well as needing a method that was both efficient and practical, anaerobic digestion has emerged as a waste management system of note.
Enviroseal, for its part, is able to assist in the anaerobic digestion process by providing geosynthic lining applications for the digestion tanks that are utilized in this waste management system.
Anaerobic Digestion Waste Management
Anaerobic digestion is a waste management system that has a natural solution to an age old problem. In essence, Anaerobic Digestion utilizes biochemistry to combat the accumulation of waste production. The process has several phases that encompass the use of micro organisms to breakdown biodegradable materials into usable by-products, as well as reducing the overall amount of waste.
Bacterial hydrolysis of waste products is used to breakdown insoluble organic polymers. This makes such polymers vulnerable to other forms of bacteria. Acidogenic bacteria, for example, will transform amino acids and sugars into hydrogen, ammonia and organic acids. In turn, methanogens will transform these elements into carbon dioxide and methane. When combined with other components, the digestion process becomes an integrated waste management procedure.
The process can be applied to commercial, industrial and domestic environments as a practical application for dealing with waste material. The process is clean, efficient and useful.
Indeed, by using specific bacterial agents and formulated chemical compounds, the digestion process can be used to effectively combat many of the hazardous factors that are associated with landfills. A reduction of toxic gasses, for example, is significantly reduced by use of anaerobic digestion. Further, while overall waste production is reduced and harmful effects therein minimized, the digestion process also produces useable materials from the chemical reactions that it generates.
One example is the so-called biogas that is produced from the fumes that emanate from digestion chemical reactions and can be used as fuel. There is also the digestate or the waste material that is produced by the digestion process itself. This ‘digestion waste’ product can be utilized as fertilizer.