Title: Energy use of biogas hampered by the presence of siloxanes
Authors: Dewil, Raf ×
Appels, Lise
Baeyens, Jan #
Issue Date: Aug-2006
Publisher: Pergamon
Series Title: Energy Conversion and Management vol:47 issue:13-14 pages:1711-1722
Abstract: Siloxanes are widely used in industrial processes and consumer products. Some of them reach the wastewater. Siloxanes are not decomposed in the activated sludge process and partly concentrate in the sludge. During anaerobic digestion of the sludge, they volatilise into the formed biogas. Combustion of silicon containing gases, e.g., when producing electricity, produces, however, the abrasive microcrystalline silica that has chemical and physical properties similar to those of glass and causes serious damage to gas engines, heat exchangers and catalytic exhaust gas treatment systems.
ISSN: 0196-8904
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Bio- & Chemical Systems Technology, Reactor Engineering and Safety Section
Sustainable Chemical Process Technology TC, Technology Campus De Nayer Sint-Katelijne-Waver
Sustainable Chemical Process Technology TC
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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