ANDIG 4: Anaerobic Digester Start-up, Operation and Control

Summary

This module provides information on the start-up, operation and control of a digester, and sets forth the reasons why digesters fail. Included in this module are standards for best operating procedures and safe operation of digesters.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the process for starting a digester.
  2. Explain aspects of digester operation and control to clients.
  3. Suggest potential reasons for digester malfunction.
  4. Work with farmers to develop best operating practices for their digester.
  5. Understand the safety issues when operating a digester.