ORganic waste management by a small-scale Innovative automated system of anaerobic digestION




Glossary

AD, Anaerobic Digestion:
is a series of processes in which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen.

Biogas
a fuel gas produced from biomass and/or from the biodegradable fraction of waste, that can be purified to natural gas quality, to be used as biofuel, or wood gas.

Biomass
means the biodegradable fraction of products, waste and residues from biological origin from agriculture (including vegetal and animal substances), forestry and related industries including fisheries and aquaculture, as well as the biodegradable fraction of industrial and municipal waste.

Digestate:
is the total residue extracted from the digester.

Digester:
is a huge vessel where chemical or biological reactions are carried out. These are used in different types of process industries.

Incineration:
is a waste treatment process that involves the combustion of organic substances contained in waste materials.

Landfill:
is a site for the disposal of waste materials by burial and is the oldest form of waste treatment.

Organic waste
is anything that comes from plants or animals that is biodegradable.

Renewable energy
means energy from renewable non-fossil sources, namely wind, solar, aerothermal, geothermal, hydrothermal and ocean energy, hydropower, biomass, landfill gas, sewage treatment plant gas and biogases.

SME:
Small and Medium Enterprise


This project is supported by the European Commission
under the Research for SME associations Theme
of the 7th Framework Programme for Research and
Technological Development

For more information please contact:
info@project-orion.eu