what are the components of bio ges???explain ?

Asked by SREEHARI VINAYAKUMAR | 19th Apr, 2012, 08:34: PM

Expert Answer:

Biogas is a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide produced by bacterial degradation of organic matter and used as a fuel
 
Biogas is comprised primarily of methane and carbon dioxide. If biogas is cleaned up sufficiently, biogas has the same characteristics as natural gas.
 
Biogas typically refers to a (biofuel) gas produced by the anaerobic digestion or fermentation of organic matter including manure, sewage sludge, municipal solid waste, biodegradable waste or any other biodegradable feedstock, under anaerobic conditions
 
Biogas typical composition
 
 

Component

Formula

Concentration (% by vol.)

Methane

CH4

55-70

Carbon dioxide

CO2

30-45

Nitrogen

N2

0-5

Oxygen

O2

<1

Hydrocarbons

CnH2n+2

<1

Hydrogen sulfide

H2S

0-0.5

Ammonia

NH3

0-0.05

Water (vapour)

H2O

1-5

Siloxanes

CnH2n+1SiO

0-50 mg/m3


Answered by  | 19th Apr, 2012, 08:38: PM

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