Upthane™ - Methane Recovery
A unique methane-recovery system that prevents the release of methane.
Upthane™ is an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) treatment system for low-strength wastewater such as municipal sewage. Upthane™ has a unique methane-recovery system that prevents the release of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, to the atmosphere. This recovered methane is then utilised for energy generation.
Upthane™ offers energy production in the form of biogas with very low operational costs and is easily adaptable to different flows. It will reduce sludge production, chemical usage and greenhouse gas emissions and has low operation and maintenance requirements.
What is an Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) Reactor?
An Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket Reactor, commonly called a UASB Reactor, is a form of methane-producing anaerobic digester used in wastewater treatment. An anaerobic process is used while forming a suspended 'blanket' of granular sludge in the tank. Anaerobic microorganisms in this sludge blanket process wastewater as it flows upward, through the blanket of sludge. Biogas containing a high concentration of methane is produced in this process. This can captured and used to generate electricity.