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Protect your biogas installations and reduce the maintenance costs

2021-10-04 11:38:32

The conversion of biogas into green energy is not only environmentally friendly, but also contributes to the optimization of natural resources. More and more industries have biogas stations to take advantage of waste generated in these facilities, contributing to generate a circular economy where all available resources are exploited.

 

Biogas plants need to remove impurities before it is diverted to its final use (upgrading or cogeneration engines). In the case of upgrading, the need for purification is high due to the strict conditions required for methane purity.

 

The BION media ensures an effective removal of impurities at 99.5% efficiency.

 

BION medias:

  • Protect and maintain the compressor by preventing the occurrence of corrosive atmosphere inside the compressor.
  • Protect the membranes against fouling or pore blockage.
  • Have very high adsorption capacity
  • They are specially designed to give high performance in environments with low oxygen levels.
  • Protect and maintain the installations

 

This becomes to reduced operating and maintenance costs and increased sorbent or adsorbent lifetime.

 

BION biogas purification solutions are the best return on investment because they

They remove pollutant gases before they cause irreversible damage to membranes, compressors or cogeneration equipment.
Enables compliance with biomethane grid injection input requirements
Extends the lifetime of the pretreatment stage by reducing operating costs
Avoid downtime by preventing costly unexpected repairs
Eliminate ALL common contaminants other than H2S.

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