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GAS ANALYSIS - Anaerobic sludge digestion & - Anaerobic treatment of high BOD containing wastes (~1500mg/L) Methane Formation.

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1 GAS ANALYSIS - Anaerobic sludge digestion & - Anaerobic treatment of high BOD containing wastes (~1500mg/L) Methane Formation

2 Gas produced contains; CO % CH % N 2 H 2 S Heating value: 600 Btu / ft 3 (5330 kcal/m 3 ) Anaerobic digester can be heated with this energy.

3 Heating value depends on the waste strength. Composition of the gas is related with conditions in the reactor. CO 2 / CH 4 ratio Character of the substrate

4 Analyze the gases produced *Determine fuel value * Monitor treatment

5 * If CO 2 content increases indicates trouble in anaerobic treatment * H concentration should be low, high H Digester upset

6 Methods of Analysis Volumetric Procedure : (Simple Method) Orsat Apparatus is used O 2, CH 4, H 2, CO 2, N 2 Gas Chromatography : Advantage : speed CH 4,CO 2, air (N 2 + O 2 )

7 Gas Chromatography Previously calibrated for each gas Suitable for routine work, frequent analysis TCD (Thermo Conductivity Detector) is used in GC for gas analysis

8 Volumetric Analysis Combustion of hydrogen and methane Measure amount of CO 2 produced during combustion If hydrogen and methane burned together Possibility of explosion

9 Volumetric Analysis (continue) Separate oxidation of H 2 and CH 4 * Hydrogen oxidized by passing the gas through a heated unit charged with cupric oxide * Methane is oxidized by bringing it and O 2 with a catalyst at a lower temperature.

10 CO 2 Take 100 mL sample, contact with a solution of KOH CO 2 + 2KOH K 2 CO 3 + H 2 O Potassium Carbonate

11 CO 2 (Continue) CO 2 disappears from the gaseous phase Volume reduction = V CO2

12 Hydrogen Sulfide H 2 S + 2KOH K 2 S + 2H 2 O Volume of H 2 S is too small, can be ignored

13 O2O2 * Very little possibility of O 2 existence in anaerobic digester gas. Can enter during sampling. * If more than % Indicates poor sampling technique

14 O 2 (continue) * Measured by using alkaline pyrogallol Under alkaline condition pyrogallol (1,2,3-trihydroxy-benzene) is oxidized by oxygen * Measure CO 2. Volume reduction = V O2 (CO 2 present should be removed previously)

15 Hydrogen * Pass the gas mixture over cupric o C * H 2 is oxidized to water (methane is not) Water vapor formed condenses at lower temperature Cool the sample Measure volume loss after contact with heated cupric oxide

16 Methane * After removal of hydrogen oxidize methane by slow combustion or catalytic oxidation * Stoichiometry is important to calculate required amount of O 2 for combustion CH O 2 CO 2 + 2H 2 O

17 Nitrogen Inert gas V N2 = V T - (V CO2 + V O2 + V H2 + V CH4 )

18 Collection - Storage *Glass / metal tubes *Gum – rubber balloons ( Pervious to H 2 and CH 4 !!) Use displacing fluid to transfer the gas sample to the apparatus

19 Collection - Storage Temperature changes affect the analysis. If combustion is applied, measure gas volume after the temperature returns to original value.

20 Collection- Storage Confining liquid: Hg (ideal, but have health hazards, used in precise inst) Water Solvent power Aqueous solution 20% Sodium sulfate, 5% H 2 SO 4

21 Hydrogen Sulfide H 2 S corrosive If gas will be used as a fuel, should contain < 1.14 mg/L H 2 S + I 2 2HI + S Excess iodine is indicated with starch indicator.


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