Digester biology is one of the most overlooked parts of the anaerobic digestion process, but when ignored it can be one of the largest causes of poor performance and costly downtime.
Birch BioLab provides tailored biological analysis for AD plants, provided with the support of our partner, UK’s premier provider of agriculture analytical services, LiveLab.
Identify and monitor your plant’s key performance and stability parameters to build a trend of plant health.
ph, Electrical Conductivity, Volatile Organic Acids, Total Inorganic Carbon, VOA/TIC, NH4-N, Dry Matter and Organic Dry Matter
Predict the gas yield of input materials and help evaluate the most cost effective feeds for AD plant.
pH, Dry Matter, Organic Dry Matter and predicted Biogas Yield
Identify and eliminate potential issues with a complete evaluation of your digester’s acid profile.
Acetic, Propionic, Butyric, 2-BA, Valeric and 2-VA
Boost performance by making sure your digester is not deficient in valuable micronutrients.
Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Selenium, Sulphur and Zinc
Complete digestate fertiliser analysis
BMP testing for feed stocks and by-products
Feed stock specific analysis including inhibitory factors, PTE’s etc.
A deficiency in micronutrients is a common cause of underperformance in anaerobic digestion plants.
Trace elements are essential for maintaining cellular function, enzyme complexes, growth and much more, which is why we offer regular trace elements testing, with supplementation of these micronutrients to enhance your plant’s biological activity and improve gas yields.
Birch BioLab offers a range of trace elements that can be delivered directly to your plant, while our experts are available with advice on the correct product and dosage to meet your plant’s requirements.