Guadalajara, Mexico – November 2010 - Scientists and researchers from around the world came to Americana Fiesta Hotel in Guadalajara to explore the advances, frontiers and applications of anaerobic digestion. ANKOM Technology, involved in anaerobic digestion in ruminants since the late eighties, participated to learn more about applications in the ever expanding research in biogas and waste treatment.
The opportunity to share knowledge and gain a greater understanding of the developments in biogas research was fantastic. “We came to the AD Conference understanding that our technology for measuring gas produced in ruminants had application in biogas research,” said Chris Kelley, a Vice President at ANKOM Technology. “What we did not know was that the biogas industry already knew about our work. Scientists were already using our technology and the interest was even stronger,” Kelley added.
The ANKOMRF Gas Production Measurement System allows researchers to measure gas produced over time automatically. By providing visibility of the kinetics of biogas production and the ability to compare gas production levels of different substrates and treatments the researcher is able to gain important details. “Automation of the measurements is another very important factor especially when compared to the use of eudiometers,” said a PhD candidate from Germany who uses the ANKOM system.
As a result of the input we have received, testing in now in place to add some additional features that will benefit anaerobic digestion research. Expect the addition of monitoring temperature in real-time along with real-time graphing of gas production. Contact us if you would like additional information.