Biogas Batch Fermentation System

Biogas Batch Fermentation System

8 Component of package for 8 fermentation bottles / 16 Component of package for 16 fermentation bottles / Figure inside box: Quantity of article in package

Most components can be customized to match individual requirements. Do not hesitate to contact us directly!

Basic Elements

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Heating Oven FD 115 by Binder

Heating oven FD 115 / Volume 116 ltr

Fa. Binder

  • Suitable for max. 16 x 0.5 ltr / 16 x 1 ltr / 12 x 2 ltr PMMA Fermentation Bottles 20
  • Air circulation by forced convection (fan)
  • Temperature range from 10 °C above room temperature to 300 °C (with option »Inner Glass Door« 3 limited to 100 °C)
  • Control panel with LCD display
  • Digital temperature setting, increment 1 °C
  • Adjustable ventilation via front control panel and rear exhaust Ø 50 mm
  • USB interface for recording of heating oven data
Outside Dimensions W 710 mm x D 676 mm x H 735 mm Weight 50 kg
Inside Dimensions W 530 mm x D 385 mm x H 550 mm

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Heating Oven FD56 by Binder

Heating Oven FD 56 / Volume 60 ltr (Alternatively)

Fa. Binder

  • Suitable for ...
    • max. 8 PMMA Fermentation Bottles 0.5 ltr
    • max. 8 PMMA Fermentation Bottles 1.0 ltr
    • max. 8 PMMA Fermentation Bottles 2.0 ltr
Outside Dimensions W 560 mm x D 636 mm x H 625 mm Weight 39 kg
Inside Dimensions W 420 mm x D 345 mm x H 440 mm

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Lead-through in heating oven top panel for gas tubing

  • Diameter 50 mm
  • Deliverd with silicon plug

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Inner glass door for Binder heating oven

Inner Glass Door for Heating Oven FD 115 and FD 56 (Option)

  • Visual control of oven content without major temperature loss when opening the front door.
  • Factory-adjusted limitation of temperature control up to 100 °C.

This option is recommended especially for anaerobic fermentation tests because a temperature loss of the fermentation bottles is almost completely prevented when opening the outer door.


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RITTER Tube distribution frame for MilliGascounters

Tube distribution frame for MilliGascounters on top panel of heating oven

  • Material: Plexiglass PMMA, for max. 16 MGC‘s with FD 115 / 8 MGC‘s with FD 56
  • Easy positioning of MilliGascounters 10
  • Kink-free tube routing between PMMA Fermentation Bottles 20 and MilliGascounters 10
    (and optional CO2 Absorption Bottles)
Top panel for 1a Dimensions W 710 mm x D 528 mm x H 90 mm Weight 4.8 kg
Top panel for 1b Dimensions W 560 mm x D 488 mm x H 90 mm Weight 3.5 kg

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RITTER MilliGascounter

MilliGascounter MGC-1 PMMA

Type: MGC-1 PMMA / Material: Casing PMMA, measurement cell PVDF

  • Measuring range: 1 ml/h to 1 ltr/h
  • Measuring accuracy: ±3% across the whole flow rate range (better ±1% with »RIGAMO« software 90 by dynamic correction of measurement errors)
  • Including individual calibration certificate
  • Volume measurement cell: 3 ml
  • Equipment: Digital display, 200 ml packing liquid, 1.5 m connection tube, cleaning tool,
    syringe and bubble level (1 piece each for up to max. 5 pc.)
  • Resolution (= min. measurement increment): 3ml
  • Max. operating temperature 60 °C
  • Max. overpressure: 100 mbar
PMMA / PVDF Dimensions ø 96 mm x H 112 mm Weight 468 g

For a detailed description see RITTER MilliGascounters and data sheet »MilliGascounter MGC-1 PMMA«.


Components for Fermentation Process

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PMMA Fermentation Bottle with Stirring device

Feature highlights
  • Absolute gas-tight by magnetic coupling between stirring motor and stirring blade
  • Various bottle sizes: 0.5 / 1 / 2 ltr – custom sizes on request
  • High breaking strength by PMMA material (no fragile glass gas outlet nozzle)
  • Custom stirring blades available
Technical Data
  • Stirring speed adjustable from 1 to 30 r/min
  • Clocked stirring 1 min / 1 min
  • Suitable for media with low and high viscosity (≤ 450 mm²/sec)
  • Temperature range: 10 – 55 °C
  • Max. pressure: 100 mbar
  • Material fermentation bottle: PMMA crystal-clear
  • 2 connection ports: 1 x gas outlet, 1 x purging of heads space or sample taking, PVDF screw-type tube connection for tube Øi 4mm, Øo 6 mm
Dimensions of Fermentation Bottles
0.5 ltr H 170 mm x D 105 mm Weight 1.0 kg
1.0 ltr H 250 mm x D 105 mm Weight 1.1 kg
2.0 ltr H 390 mm x D 105 mm Weight 1.4 kg
Dimensions of Stirring Blades
0.5 ltr W 73 mm x H 45 mm
1.0 ltr W 73 mm x H 125 mm
2.0 ltr W 73 mm x H 285 mm
Cleaning

Please remove the Stirring Unit from the PMMA Fermentation Bottle before cleaning the bottle.

The Fermentation Bottles can be cleaned with commercially available cleaning products and are dishwasher safe (max. 60 °C / 140 °F).

Please do not use: organic substances, benzene, ethanol, alcohol, any benzene-containing petrol/gasoline, any dilution of synthetic resin


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Filter 0.45 micron with 2 tube nozzles

  • 1 filter per MilliGascounter
  • Incl. tube nozzles for tube øi 4 mm / øo 6 mm
  • Materials: Housing Acrylic, filter element PTFE, hose nozzles Polypropylene
  • Function: Filtering of particles in gas flow to avoid blockade of micro capillary of MilliGascounter 10
  • Easy mounting in tubing in front of check valve 23

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Check valve with 2 tube nozzles

  • 1 check valve per MilliGascounter
  • Incl. tube nozzles for tube øi 4 mm / øo 6 mm
  • Materials: Housing PC, valve body Silicone, hose nozzles Polypropylene
  • Function: Prevents reverse flow* of …
    • … packing liquid into fermentation bottle when used with MilliGascounter
    • … absorption liquid into fermentation bottle when used with CO2 Absorption Bottle
  • Easy mounting in tubing behind filter 22 and in front of MilliGascounter 10

* Reverse flow may be caused due to an underpressure in the fermentation bottle for example by a decrease of temperature in the bottle


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RITTER PMMA Fermentation Bottle without stirring device (Option)

  • 1 x Connection for gas outlet port, PVDF screw-type tube connection  øi 4 mm, øo 6 mm
  • 1 x Connection for flushing of headspace or sample extraction, PVDF screw-type tube connection øi 4 mm, øo 6 mm
  • Various bottle sizes: 0.5 / 1 / 2 ltr - custom sizes on request
  •  High breaking strength due to PMMA material (without fragile glass gas outlet nozzle)
0.5 ltr Dimensions ø H 110 mm x D 105 mm Weight 0.25 kg
1.0 ltr Dimensions ø H 190 mm x D 105 mm Weight 0.4 kg
2.0 ltr Dimensions ø H 350 mm x D 105 mm Weight 0.7 kg

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Control unit for step motors of stirring devices

  • Voltage distributor for connection of stirring devices
  • Available for connection from 1 up to 16 stirring devices
  • Incorporated power-supply unit
1 Connection Dimensions W 115 mm x D 65 mm x H 27 mm Weight 82 g
4 Connections Weight 92 g
8 Connections Weight 104 g
16 Connections Weight 129 g

CO2 Absorption System

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RITTER CO2 Absorption System (complete)

CO2 Absorption System (complete) (Option)

...with following components:

  • 8 or 16 absorption bottles 41
  • 2 hangers for 4 or 8 absorption bottles each

For a detailed description see »CO2 Absorption System«.


Components of CO2 Absorption System (Option)

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RITTER Absorption Bottle with unique dip pipe design

CO2 Absorption Bottle (Option)

  • CO2 absorption rate better than 99%
  • CO2 absorption capacities: See »COAbsorption System«.
  • With unique dip pipe design and PVDF screw-type tube coupling
  • Including tubing to PMMA Fermentation Bottle 20 and to MilliGascounter øi 4 mm / øo 6 mm
  • Volume 250 ml, ø D 95 mm x H 106 mm (overall dimensions ø D 95 mm x H 145 mm, weight 290 g)

For a detailed description see Data Sheet »CO2 Absorption Bottle«.


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RITTER Hanger for Absorption Bottles

Hanger for Absorption Bottles (Option)

  • Suitable for …
    • 8 Absorption bottles 250 ml, suitable for heating oven FD 115 (116 ltr) 1a
      … for FD 115 Dimensions W 528 mm x H 668 mm x D 125 mm Weight 4.9 kg
    • 4 Absorption bottles 250 ml, suitable for heating oven FD 56 (60 ltr) 1b
      … for FD 56 Dimensions W 488 mm x H 380 mm x D 125 mm Weight 2.6 kg
  • Material: PVC grey
  • Maximum of 2 hangers per heating oven
  • Requires »MilliGascounter Tube Distribution Frame« 4

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RITTER Absorption solution

Absorption solution (Option)

  • 3-molar caustic potash solution (KOH 3 mol/ltr in aqua dest.)
  • Filling quantity per absorption bottle: 250 ml
  • Delivery in bottles of 1 ltr

Please note: Due to transportation restrictions, the absorption solution might have to be purchased locally. Please contact RITTER.


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RITTER Indicator for indication of saturation limit

Indicator (Option) , for indication of saturation limit

An indication liquid is obselete for the RITTER CO2 Absorption System as RITTER guarantees a CO2 absorption rate of more than 99%. Learn more: »RITTER CO2Absorptions System«.


Components for Condensate Separation (Option)

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RITTER Condensate Separator

Condensate Separator (Option) , for fermentation bottles

  • Flask with inside cooling spiral for water or air cooling
  • Gas connection: 2 x hose nozzle D 4 mm for tube øi 4 mm / øo 6 mm
  • Water connection: 2 x hose nozzle D 4 mm for tube øi 4 mm / øo 6 mm

Functional principle: For cooling by water the Condensation Separator is to be connected to a water circulation. If the difference between room and gas temperature is sufficient for condensate formation, the condensation can be done without water cooling.


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RITTER Fixture for Condensate Separator

Fixture for Condensate Separator (Option)

  • Stainless steel rod with clamp fixture holding the Condensate Separator 50
  • Easy mounting: The SS rod with clamp fixture is inserted into the »MilliGascounter Tube Distribution Frame« 4

Components for Data Acquisition In Real Time

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Rigamo Software Installation Disk

Data Acquisition Software »RIGAMO« , (for Windows)

Type: Rigamo-V3.x

  • Improves the measurement accuracy of MilliGascounters 10 from ±3% to better than ±1% across the whole flow rate range by algorithm using individual calibration data

 

Software Features

  • Windows software ( XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 ) for data acquisition of gas volume and flow rate from up to 24 RITTER Gas Meters to a PC USB port.
    Please note: Rigamo can only be started once at a time on a single PC
  • Graphical and tabular display of measurement data
  • Storing of data
  • Export of stored data to Microsoft Excel®
  • Automatic correction of the dynamic measurement error (flow rate dependent) only with MGC 10
  • No support of bi-directional recognition of measuring drum rotation with Pulse Generator V4.01
  • »Rigamo« is designed to run on a single PC with only one Digital Input Module »DIM« 92

Please note the System Requirements listed below***


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USB licence dongle for RITTER Rigamo Software

Licence for »RIGAMO«-Software

Types: 1-/4-/8-/16-/24-Channel licences / Model: USB-Dongle

  • Enables data acquisition for a defined amount of gas meters according to the number of licences

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RITTER Digital Interface Module (»DIM«) for Rigamo Software

Digital Interface Module (»DIM«)

16-channel-type

Types: 1-/4-/8-/16-/24-Channel / Model: Plastic casing

  • Pulse acquisition from MilliGascounter 10 and forwarding to PC
  • Input: phone jack socket for connection of MilliGascounter 10
  • Output: USB socket for PC connection
  • Data transmission cables to MilliGascounter 10 L= 5m und zum PC L= 1m
1-channel Dimensions W 114 mm x H 96 mm x D 78 mm Weight 183 g
4-channel Dimensions W 185 mm x H 182 mm x D 90 mm Weight 914 g
8-channel Weight 947 g
16-channel Weight 1,013 g
24-channel Weight 1,080 g

8 Component of package for 8 fermentation bottles / 16 Component of package for 16 fermentation bottles /  Figure inside box: Quantity of article in package

Most components can be customized to match individual requirements.

Do not hesitate to contact us directly!

*** System Requirements for Data Acquisition Software »RIGAMO«

  • Gas meter with built-in pulse generator (MilliGascounter standard)
  • Digital Input Module »DIM« (option)
  • Licence (dongle) for requested number of connected gas meters
  • Operating system: Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
  • Microsoft Excel® 2003 or higher for data export to Excel®
  • Recommended processor performance: ≥1.5 GHz
  • Random access memory (RAM): ≥500 MB
  • 2 free USB ports (1 port for data acquisition, 1 port for licence dongle)
  • Monitor 17’’ (optimised for monitor resolution of 1280x 1024 pixel or higher)

Please note: No other National Instruments software should be installed on the respective computer as it may conflict with the RIGAMO software.

A standard converter »USB to RS232« for connection to COM port cannot be used.

V 3.0 / Rev. 2019-11-03 / Subject to alterations.