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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Performance Evaluation of Fixed dome and Floating type Biogas Digesters for Tubewell Operation with Dual Fuel Approach in Pakistan


Volume 10, Issue 4, March 2015, Pages 1225–1232

 Performance Evaluation of Fixed dome and Floating type Biogas Digesters for Tubewell Operation with Dual Fuel Approach in Pakistan

Abdul Wahab Siyal1, Muhammad Yasin2, Irfan Ali3, Zakir Hussain4, Muhammad Aslam5, and Matiullah Khan6

1 Senior Engineer, Climate Change, Alternate Energy and Water Resources Institute, National Agricultural Research Centre, PARC, Islamabad, Pakistan
2 Chief Scientist, Climate Change, Alternate Energy and Water Resources Institute, National Agricultural Research Centre, PARC, Islamabad, Pakistan
3 Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Division, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
4 Principal Scientist, Climate Change, Alternate Energy and Water Resources Institute, National Agricultural Research Centre, PARC, Islamabad, Pakistan
5 Principal Scientist, Climate Change, Alternate Energy and Water Resources Institute, National Agricultural Research Centre, PARC, Islamabad, Pakistan
6 Principal Scientist, Climate Change, Alternate Energy and Water Resources Institute, National Agricultural Research Centre, PARC, Islamabad, Pakistan

Original language: English

Received 22 December 2014

Copyright © 2015 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


The idea of biogas as a diesel fuel substitute is not new. It is a very attractive alternative, especially in countries rich in agricultural products and poor in petroleum resources. It can be concluded from the study that while running a diesel engine in dual fuel mode i-e on diesel and biogas saved almost 62% to 64% diesel fuel, and consequently showing an annual saving of Rs. 3486/m3 and 3379/m3 capacity when run on dual fuel mode with respect to gas produced from fixed dome and floating drum biogas digesters respectively. The less saving in floating type biogas digester is due to gas losses from plant as compare to fixed dome biogas digester where system is air tight. Fixed dome biogas digester not only save the money but also the environment. Running engine through floating type biogas digester consumed 6.35% more diesel than fixed dome biogas digester in dual fuel mode. A 16 hp dual fuel diesel engine pumped 14 % more water from fixed dome biogas plant as compared floating drum biogas plant. It is therefore recommended that fixed dome biogas digester may be installed in such agroecological zones like Islamabad.

Author Keywords: Biogas, fixed dome and floating type biogas digesters, diesel engine, centrifugal pump, dual fuel.


How to Cite this Article


Abdul Wahab Siyal, Muhammad Yasin, Irfan Ali, Zakir Hussain, Muhammad Aslam, and Matiullah Khan, “Performance Evaluation of Fixed dome and Floating type Biogas Digesters for Tubewell Operation with Dual Fuel Approach in Pakistan,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 1225–1232, March 2015.