Low cost remote monitoring systems for small-scale AD sites


Supervisors: Professor Mohamed Pourkashanian, Dr Davide Poggio and Professor Lin Ma.

As a continuation of current research into this topic the aim of this project is assess the feasibility of using a set of low cost sensors, along with data acquisition and transmission hardware, to effectively manage the AD process remotely. This topic is of particular relevance for small scale AD since the cost of skilled management staff on-site is financially unfeasible. The work will involve the selection and field testing of a variety of hardware sensors in order to monitor critical parameters of the AD process.

The research will benefit from the available experimental facilities including laboratory-scale digesters, excellent analytical facilities, expertise in the computer modelling of AD process kinetics, mass balance and operational strategies and links with industry through our collaborative work with micro-AD development sites in the UK.

For further information contact Professor Derek B Ingham (d.ingham@sheffield.ac.uk).

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