Wastewater treatment and carbon trade: Impact of certified emission reduction in a biogas project

ROLANDO ARTURO CHAMY MAGGI, P. Reyes, E. Vivanco

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Abstract

Anaerobic digestion development has been marked by a constant evolution. Initially it was born as an efficient way to solve environmental problems, but later, a more comprehensive vision was adopted with the inclusion of the issues of biogas, bio-solids and irrigation water utilization. Later on, energy issues started being more relevant and to gain strength. Currently, a new concept has been included as a fundamental variable in environmental processes, namely, the reduction of greenhouse gases. In fact, the regulated/voluntary carbon market has a diversity of developing projects that otherwise would not be possible to be developed. In other words, anaerobic digestion must be viewed as a technology that must be thought about from a systemic viewpoint, where not only a contribution to the waste problem is made, but in addition, a contribution is made to the Planet's environmental and energy sustainability. In this work a new systemic approach for biogas projects is shown. How the carbon market can help to solve environmental and energetic problems, especially in under developed countries. Finally, a real project is described as an example in order to validate this approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAir Pollution XX
PublisherWITPress
Pages435-442
Number of pages8
Volume157
ISBN (Print)9781845645823
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012
Event20th International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution, AIR 2012 - A Coruna, Spain
Duration: 16 May 201218 May 2012

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution, AIR 2012
CountrySpain
CityA Coruna
Period16/05/1218/05/12

Keywords

  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Biogas
  • Carbon market
  • Carbon trade
  • Emission sources
  • Greenhouse gases

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