Biogas plant for power generation in high water table condition


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Authors

  • M Din
  • P. Mishra
  • Ramakant Tiwari
  • M.K. Ghoshal
  • Amit Namdeo

Keywords:

Fixed dome, biogas, renewable energy, generator, net saving, payback

Abstract

A biogas plant of 30 m3 capacity reinforced cement concrete (R.C.C.) fixed dome type was designed and constructed for power generation at Shree Gopal Krishna Goshala, Cuttack (Odisha). This biogas plant saved 25% water as compared to indigenous design biogas plant. The maximum gas production was recorded as 28650 litres per day for the daily loading of 750 kg of cattle dung. The methane content varied between 47.2 to 55.0%. Biogas generator consumed biogas @ 4.90 m3/h. The total cost of the system was Rs. 5.55 lakhs. The total cost of operation was worked out to be Rs. 437/day. The saving in diesel for the generator was found to be 1.5 lit/h. By considering the cost of diesel and income received from the manure obtained from biogas plant, net saving obtained from the system was Rs. 515/day. The payback period for the biogas based power generation system was found 3 years.

Author Biographies

  • M Din
    Indian Council of Agriculture Research-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttak
  • P. Mishra
    Indian Council of Agriculture Research-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttak
  • Ramakant Tiwari
    Indian Council of Agriculture Research-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttak
  • M.K. Ghoshal
    Indian Council of Agriculture Research-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttak
  • Amit Namdeo
    Indian Council of Agriculture Research-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttak

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Submitted

2019-10-24

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2019-10-24

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Biogas plant for power generation in high water table condition. (2019). Indian Journal of Hill Farming, 32(1). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJHF/article/view/94792