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Biogas Basics
What is biogas?
Biogas and the global carbon cycle
Biology of methanogenesis
Substrate and material balance of biogas production
Composition and properties of biogas
Utilization
The Benefits of Biogas Technology
The Costs of Biogas Technology
Fuel and Fertilizer
Public and Political Awareness
History of Biogas Technology
Europe/Germany
China and India
German promotion of biogas technology in the south
Outlook
Microbiology
The three steps of biogas production
Hydrolysis
Acidification
Methane formation
Symbiosis of bacteria
Parameters and process optimisation
Substrate temperature
Available nutrient
Retention time
pH value
Nitrogen inhibition and C/N ratio
Substrate solids content and agitation
Inhibitory factors
The Physical Appearance of Different Types of Biogas Plants
Balloon plants
Fixed-dome plants
Floating-drum plants
Biogas Appliances
Gas cookers/stoves
Biogas lamps
Radiant heaters
Incubators
Refrigerators
Biogas-fueled engines
Organic Fertilizer from Biogas Plants
Organic substances in fertilizers
Nutrients and soil organisms
Reduction of soil erosion
The Contribution of Biogas Technology to Conservation and Development
Conservation
Development
Limitations of Biogas Technology
Biogas - Framework Conditions
Social aspects in the planning process
Social and political aspects in the dissemination process
Specific regional developments
National energy & fertilizer supply strategies
Environmental aspects
Socio-Cultural Aspects of Biogas Projects
Participation
Religious and social taboos
Social classes and class barriers
Social regulations for the division of labor
Gender considerations
Social Problems Affecting the Propagation of Biogas Technology
Ethical barriers
Socio-cultural taboos
Defense mechanisms against the use of human excrements as fertilizer
Irregular attendance and maintenance of biogas systems
Fertilization
Political and Administrative Frame Conditions for Biogas Programmes
Political will and public opinion
Program goals
Administration
Environmental Frame Conditions of Biogas Technology
Climatic conditions for biogas dissemination
Firewood consumption and soil erosion
Reduction of the greenhouse effect
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Biogas Digest Volume 1

Biogas Digest Volume 1

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