Anaerobic digestion describes a collection of processes wherein microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. This process is used industrially and domestically to both manage waste and produce fuels. With the increased demand for renewable energy and the increasing number of economic programs supporting renewable energy forms, anaerobic waste treatment processes are becoming a viable solution for treating organic waste streams. Depending on factors such as process selected, end market regulatory allowances, and utilization capacity, resultant digestives may need to undergo further treatment to be acceptable for reuse.
AIM Environmental employs three main areas of technology and two process types for anaerobic digestion. Considerations include factors such as type of feedstock, form of desired energy output, and the level of inherent contamination in the waste stream. These factors range from a combination of either “wet” digestion, plug/flow digestion, and high solid digestion technology coupled with either mesophilic or thermophilic process types.
Along with its European based support partners, AIM is heavily focused on discovering the best approaches and technologies for each type of organic feedstock through continual innovation and research. An ever-expanding knowledge base for each technology and process ensures that AIM Environmental can quote operational costs and markets for end products with absolute certainty.