2nd Conference

Monitoring & process control of anaerobic digestion plants

March 17-18, 2015 in Leipzig

Photo: DBFZ

Welcome to the 2nd conference on „Monitoring & process control of anaerobic digestion plants“

March 17-18, 2015 in Leipzig

>> To the German version


>> The PRESENTATIONs are available for download in the programme

Anaerobic digestion is a complex process of subsequent and interacting degradation steps. A precise control of this complex biological process is crucial to make the biogas production process more efficient, reliable and profitable. Novel process monitoring and controlling tools are necessary to improve performance of anaerobic digestion.

The conference „Monitoring & process control of anaerobic digestion plants“ will focus on the requirements of measurement tools, best practice and practically implemented applications of monitoring and control devices. Furthermore as a special event a workshop on “Foam formation in anaerobic digestion plants” will be held on the 19th of March, 2015.

The conference will take place in the Leipziger KUBUS and is organized by the programme „Biomass energy use“, the German Biomass Research Centre (DBFZ, Deutschen Biomasseforschungszentrum gGmbH), the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ and the Hessian State Laboratory (LHL). The conference language will be English (the workshop will be held in German).

Stakeholders in the biogas sector will have the opportunity to meet, exchange experience and get information on solutions to optimize the efficiency of anaerobic digestion plants from experts in the biogas field at an international level. For FULL PROGRAMME of the conferenceclick here.

The conference will cover the following topics:

  • Laboratory measurements: Reliability and validity.
  • Monitoring of plant operation
  • Safety concepts and emissions: Optimal monitoring and control technology.
  • Simulation and Control
  • New sensor concepts
  • Monitoring of the efficiency of AD plants
  • Spectroscopy: Opportunities and constraints.
  • Microbiological analysis: Potential for process characterization, supervision and control?
  • Foam formation in ADs

SPECIAL EVENT. Don´t miss the parallel workshop on “Foam formation in anaerobic digestion plants”.

REGISTER here for the conference. (registration is closed)

EXHIBITION. Companies can present themselves at the exhibition during the conference days. Click here to read more.

For the previous conference, click here (German version).



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