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Why routine lab testing matters

Discover why regular lab testing is crucial for maintaining optimal performance, preventing downtime, and maximizing biogas yields in anaerobic digestion systems. Learn how monitoring key parameters can enhance efficiency and increase revenue streams.

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Unlocking Seamless Operations

Anaerobic digestion is at the forefront of sustainable waste management and renewable energy production. Its ability to convert organic waste into valuable biogas and nutrient-rich fertilizers makes it a powerful asset for diverse industries. However, behind this innovative technology lies a critical aspect often overlooked—regular laboratory testing.

Why does lab testing matter?

Pushing Your System From Business As Usual To Best-In-Class

Redefining System Efficiencies.

Regular lab testing stands as a critical practice to ensure these systems operate at their peak efficiency. Operators can preemptively address issues and maximize biogas yields by examining key parameters such as pH levels, volatile fatty acids (VFAs), alkalinity, and gas composition.

Ensuring Optimal System Performance

Regular lab testing serves as the cornerstone for maintaining peak performance in anaerobic digestion systems. Analyzing crucial parameters allows operators to identify potential issues before they escalate, ensuring seamless operations and maximizing biogas yields. With a proactive approach to monitoring, operators can fine-tune system parameters for optimal efficiency.

Preventing Costly Downtime & Repairs

Timely detection of imbalances or toxic conditions within the digester can save operators from costly downtime and repairs. Routine lab testing enables proactive maintenance, minimizing the risk of system upsets and extending the lifespan of equipment. By identifying issues early on, operators can implement corrective measures swiftly, avoiding disruptions to operations.

Optimizing Biogas Production

Accurate monitoring through laboratory testing empowers operators to optimize operating parameters, leading to enhanced biogas production. Fine-tuning these parameters not only increases revenue streams but also improves overall system efficiency. With precise data at their disposal, operators can make informed decisions to maximize biogas yields and boost profitability.

The results speak for themselves

Our Average Biogas Production Increase
Biogas 30%

City of Elko

Following Digester Doc’s sample testing additive recommendations, the City of Elko’s wastewater treatment plant avoided fines by the EPA and saved $50,000 in projected costs by acting quickly on a contaminate causing a foaming upset. The facility returned to peak operational capacity within three months.

Orbit Energy Charlotte

After analyzing the macro and micronutrient and toxicity levels for the feed tanks and digesters, the results came back with significant deficiencies on nearly all parameters, many at only 25% of healthy ranges. With these scientific insights and the implementation of Digester Doc’s recommendations, the plant’s health improved significantly, allowing for a continual ramp-up and showing no signs of slowing down.

New Energy One

By analyzing the current microbiology and making changes in temperature, pH, and additives to help the methanogens produce more gas, Digester Doc was able to transform New Energy One’s digester production up to 1000% — from from 2MW/day to 50MW/day.

Maintenance Costs Savings
$ 0
Boost In Nutrient & Toxicity Health
0 %
MW/day Increase
0 %

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Precision Lab Testing For Seamless Digestion.

Addressing The Misconceptions


Manufacturer Confidence

While confidence in system manufacturers is important, it's crucial to recognize that environmental conditions and feedstock composition can vary significantly. Regular lab testing provides empirical data to tailor operational strategies according to site-specific requirements, complementing manufacturer guidelines.


Remote Facility Limitations

Even in remote locations with limited access and resources, innovative solutions such as mobile testing units or collaborative partnerships can bridge the gap, ensuring essential monitoring and analysis are still conducted to maintain system integrity.


Perceived Lack of Benefit

Some may question the necessity of routine testing due to a lack of understanding or misinformation. Education and awareness initiatives can empower stakeholders with insights into the direct correlation between testing, system performance, and long-term sustainability.


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