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Assessment of Biogas Potential from WWTP in South Africa Popular

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GIZ_WEC 2016, Assessment of Biogas Potential from WWTP in South Africa.pdf

Assessment of Biogas Potential from WWTP in South Africa

South African wastewater treatment works (WWTW) have a high savings potential on their electricity bill through the generation of biogas from the anaerobic digestion of sludge for their own consumption. The objective of this study was to review the potential of all municipal WWTW larger than 10ML/day for a biogas and CHP project.


Author: WEC Projects

Assessment of Skills Needs and Estimation of the Job Potential for the Biogas Industry in South Africa Popular

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GIZ_AltGen, 2016, Skills Needs and Job Potential for the Biogas Industry in South Africa.pdf

Assessment of Skills Needs and Estimation of the Job Potential for the Biogas Industry in South Africa

One of the key aspects in developing a biogas market in South Africa and understanding the full potential of the technology is unpacking the specific skill-sets required and job potential that the biogas industry holds. Therefore, the objective of this study was to explore in detail the employment potential from biogas along the main phases of a typical biogas project, as well as 4 categories of project sizes. The study also looked at the various skills and levels thereof needed for each project phase.

Author: AltGen Consulting

Biogas Technology Matrix Popular

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GIZ_AD Solutions, 2016, Biogas Technology Matrix.pdf.pdf

Biogas Technology Matrix

The aim of the review is to provide an overview of the different kinds of biogas applications focusing on the South African context. The report also mentions the typical substrates/feedstocks associated with each technology and conditions for its utilisation. Upgrading technologies for the cleaning of biogas is also included.


Author: AD Solutions

Summary of the Biogas Feasibility Study for Zeekoegat WWTW Popular

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Executive Summary_GIZ-AKUT Biogas Feasibility Study_Zeekoegat.pdf

Summary of the Biogas Feasibility Study for Zeekoegat WWTW

This report provides a summary of the results for the feasibility assessment of a biogas to CHP project for the City of Tshwane's waste water treatment works facility, Zeekoegat. 

Authors:  Water Group Holdings, AKUT and AD Solutions

Summary of the Biogas Feasibility Study for Kingstonvale WWTW Popular

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Executive Summary_GIZ-AKUT Biogas Feasibility Study _ Kingstonvale.pdf

Summary of the Biogas Feasibility Study for Kingstonvale WWTW

This report provides a summary of the results for the feasibility assessment of a biogas to CHP project for the City of Mbombela's waste water treatment works facility, Kingstonvale. 

Authors:  Water Group Holdings, AKUT and AD Solutions

Anaerobic Digestion of Municipal Wastewater Sludge: A Practical Guideline Popular

Tagged in Biogas, Local Government, Municipalities, Skills

Anaerobic Digestion of Municipal Wastewater Sludge: A Practical Guideline

About: The Anaerobic Digestion Guideline is a practical guideline for wastewater practitioners and managers involved in the planning, design, operation, maintenance and management of WWTW. The guideline is based on the premise of the American “Capable Plant” concept which demonstrates a holistic management process for the beneficial use of biosolids and biogas naturally generated during the anaerobic digestion process. The Guideline will form the basis of a series of training and capacity building events for municipalities offered through WISA.

Disclaimer: The use of the Guideline is restricted to private use and may not be used for income generation purposes. Should any content be cited from the guideline, kindly acknowledge the authors and GIZ as publisher. The content of the guideline has been compiled by subject matter experts, peer reviewed by sector experts and tested during three pilot training sessions in municipalities. Although every effort has been taken to ensure the correctness of the content, GIZ-SAGEN, the authors and peer reviewers are not liable for any damages caused by the use of the content of the Guideline.

Author: WaterGroup Holdings

A Practical Guideline for Energy Efficiency Audits at Waste Water Treatment Plants Popular

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GIZ_SALGA, 2020, WWTW audit guideline.pdf

A Practical Guideline for Energy Efficiency Audits at Waste Water Treatment Plants

The purpose of this guideline is to provide an overview and methodology description of how to perform an energy efficiency audit at a waste water treatment plant. Specific focus is placed on how to execute an audit with its associated calculations and compiling an informed and effective audit report. Two case study audits are also included as examples to the guideline user on how the information in the guideline is applied in practice, as demonstrated at two municipal WWTWs. The guideline serves as the basis for a training course to establish a standardised methodology for conducting energy audits in the WWTW sector, as well as to develop capacity and skills to perform such an audit.  The guide covers the following topics:

  • Understanding of the purpose and focus areas of a WWTW EE Audit ,
  • Understanding of the typical treatment processes’ EE impact,
  • How to approach a WWTW EE Audit,
  • How and where to obtain information,
  • How to process the obtained information,
  • How to go about implementation of the findings,
  • What targets can reasonably be expected.

 

Author: Watergroup Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Assessment of Biogas Potential from Agro-Waste in South Africa Popular

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GIZ_ARC, 2016, Assessment of Biogas Potential from Agro-Waste in South Africa.pdf

Assessment of Biogas Potential from Agro-Waste in South Africa

The study aims to obtain a high level estimation of the biogas potential from the anaerobic digestion of agro-waste in South Africa. The 3 broad categories of ago-waste sectors that were examined for the purpose of this study included the livestock sector; meat processing sector and agro-industrial sector.


Author: Agricultural Research Council (ARC)

Household Energy Baseline Study and Community Facilitation for the Installation of Solar Water Heaters in Walmer and Rosedale, Port Elizabeth Popular

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GIZ_Basadi, 2016, Solar Water Heater Baseline Port Elizabeth.pdf

Household Energy Baseline Study and Community Facilitation for the Installation of Solar Water Heaters in Walmer and Rosedale, Port Elizabeth

The aim of consultancy was to collect baseline data regarding household socio-economic profiles, energy consumption patterns, current levels of household knowledge regarding SWH and the willingness of the community to be beneficiaries of the SWH systems. The objective was to indicate cost and energy savings calculations after the installation of the SWH, and to develop a community consultation and communication programme that will outline the required steps to ensure the success implemented at the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality pilot-project.

Author: Basadi Integrated Development Specialists

Biogas utilisation at Zandam Cheese Factory: Case Study Popular

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GIZ_Ibert, 2017, Biogas Utilisation at Zandam Cheese Factory, Case Study.pdf.pdf

Biogas utilisation at Zandam Cheese Factory: Case Study

This case study documents the business model for the ibert biogas plant at Zandam Cheese Factory, Western Cape.

Authors: SAGEN & Ibert

Fact Sheet: Solar Water Heater Installation Pilot Project, Nelson Mandela Bay Popular

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SAGEN SWH FS - Digital SA.pdf

Fact Sheet: Solar Water Heater Installation Pilot Project, Nelson Mandela Bay

GIZ-SAGEN supported a pilot solar water heater (SWH) installation project in 2018 to test the implementation concept of the National Solar Water Heating Programme, and recommend best practise to the Department of Energy. The fact sheet summarises the experiences and lessons learned from the pilot project completed in co-operation with the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.

Author: GIZ

Fact Sheet: Generating biogas from the digestion of municipal wastewater sludge Popular

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Fact Sheet: Generating biogas from the digestion of municipal wastewater sludge

GIZ-SAGEN supports capacity building measures to improve the operation and maintenance of municipal wastewater treatment plants, and to promote the use of generated biogas for power and heat applications. This fact sheet describes how a practical guideline i.e. the  "Anaerobic Digestion of Municipal Wastewater Sludge" was developed for this purpose, and piloted in three training sessions in order to test the concept and lend to the development of the guideline.

Author: GIZ

Guide for Energy Savings in Motor-driven Systems at Municipal Waste Water Treatment Plants

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GIZ_SEA,2020, Guide for Energy Savings in Motor-driven Systems in Munics WWTP.pdf.pdf

Guide for Energy Savings in Motor-driven Systems at Municipal Waste Water Treatment Plants

This guideline is meant to be a resource for decision-makers, managers and operational staff who are responsible for the planning, management, maintenance and operation of municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). The purpose of the guide is to provide information on how to reduce energy consumption in WWTPs, specifically through the maintenance and/or replacement of motors. Importantly, this guide answers the critical question of ‘when should a motor be rewound instead of replaced?’ The guide complements other work being undertaken by SAGEN on municipal energy management systems and energy management in WWTPs.

 

Authors: GIZ SAGEN, Sustainable Energy Africa, and Triple Point Solutions

 

Energy Savings Guide for Motor Driven Systems in Municipal Waste Water Treatment Plant Poster

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GIZ_SEA, 2020, WWTP Motor-driven Systems Energy Savings Poster.pdf.pdf

Energy Savings Guide for Motor Driven Systems in Municipal Waste Water Treatment Plant Poster

The poster provides information on how to reduce energy consumption in Waste Water Treatment Plants, specifically through the maintenance and/or replacement of motors. 

 

Authors: GIZ SAGEN, Sustainable Energy Africa