Capturing Methane Gas From Your Home Septic System

download (2)Human waste has been found to contain methane which is a combustible gas that can be used for energy. In contrast to animal waste, human waste doesn’t generate as much methane. Intestinal processes of human are generally more efficient than animals’, thus do not keep a lot of methane-producing bacteria that they can nourish on.

Using methane created in septic process provides excellent possibilities. The methane gas, known as as anaerobic digester gas is a mixture of around 50 % methane and 30 % CO2 often burnt off or flared for ecological harm minimization. But, when taken methane gas is re-directed for use a resource of power, displacing non-renewable power use can be done by sewage treatment plants decreasing green house gas pollutants in a way that is cost-effective. Catching methane from a house septic system can be done by processing the septic tank’s sludge.

Move the Sludge to the Heat-Safe Metal Container

First of all, you must open the container then exchange the sludge to the metal container. Usually, the package must be placed under the ground so that it can be protected. Put anaerobic digester bacteria so that you can set up a community then close the container.

Heat the Container

You can put the container under the sun where you can keep it there for a while. During chillier periods, you must set up warming units so that the containers’ material will be kept at an ideal heat range to allow bacteria to develop. The debris will be absorbed by bacteria giving off methane.

Set up a Pipe

That tube must go from the bacteria container’s top to the air compressor. Have a tube set up from your air compressor to your container that must be powerful to keep methane gas with pressure. Regularly, the air compressor must be run so that methane gas can be injected from the steel container to your gas container then you can store it.

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