Bioconservacion, together with the Greek engineering company DIMTECH, is carrying out a biogas desulfurization project that aims to promote the use of energy from sludge digestion at the Chania WWTP, a wastewater treatment plant in a semi-arid area of the island of Crete, located near residential areas.
The plant will be commissioned soon and will use BION Fe filter media as the active material for the main biogas desulfurization equipment.
For biogas desulfurization, the Chania WWTP managers carried out a screening of the different alternatives available on the market and finally contacted Bioconservacion. The good results obtained in other similar facilities in countries such as Portugal or England with BION-Fe, led the WWTP managers to choose Bioconservacion.
There are many advantages to working with BION-Fe, both technically and economically, including the following:
Thus, Bioconservacion/DIMTECH made a proposal for a biogas treatment system using two parallel lines with two fiberglass reactors with a capacity of 4,500 kg of BION Fe. This configuration allows biogas purification without the need to interrupt the process at any time, achieving the maximum possible energy utilization.
In order to guarantee the results, an exhaustive monitoring of the results of the purification system will be carried out during the first 5 cycles of operation. After 6 months, an in-situ check of the efficiency of the treatment and an overall evaluation of the process and its optimization, if necessary, will be carried out.
A close collaboration between all the participating companies makes possible the exchange of information and an exhaustive follow-up of results, thus assuring an excellent advice and an agile resolution of incidences in case of occurrence.