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Archive for June, 2013

27 June 2013

“Quality”…. elusive but so very REAL

What is your definition of quality? Quality seems to have a different definition depending on the person and the task. Is it Ford’s definition, “Quality is Job 1”? My F150 truck was terrific – except for the squeak that periodically originated from (somewhere) behind the glove compartment. I remember how that squeak would drive me…

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Categories: Biogas and Landfill Gas, Landfill Engineering and Design, Solid Waste
Posted By Michael Michels, PE at 11:42 AM  |  No Comments on “Quality”…. elusive but so very REAL

19 June 2013

Why a high-BTU pipeline gas project might be perfect for your landfill gas – even if natural gas market prices are depressed

Over the past few years, I’ve noticed more and more high-BTU pipeline gas projects being constructed in the U.S., as some innovative technologies have appeared in the marketplace that decrease the minimum threshold flow rates for this type of project. What it comes down to is this ­– with the availability of renewable energy credits…

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Categories: Alternative Energy, Biogas and Landfill Gas, Solid Waste
Posted By Jay Martin, PE at 11:00 AM  |  No Comments on Why a high-BTU pipeline gas project might be perfect for your landfill gas – even if natural gas market prices are depressed

5 June 2013

Organics anaerobic digester = septic tank?

Is an organics anaerobic digester equal to a septic tank? Close, but no cigar – critical feedstock and system parameters to consider when selecting a system Recently someone asked me if a septic tank was an anaerobic digester. I responded yes, because the decomposition process in a septic tank is anaerobic. He then asked, “If…

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Categories: Organics
Posted By Laura Hammerer at 11:00 AM  |  11 Comments on Organics anaerobic digester = septic tank?