I started this journey while in the 1st grade. I loved the feeling of winning, but I loved to explain to people what I did and how I did it. I watched the expressions on their faces and smiled on the inside about how amazed they looked, and smiled on the outside to show that I appreciated their compliments and thoughts about my future.
I would now like to share this venture with you, so that I can continue to make people smile and wonder about what science is really all about. It is more than mixing vinegar and baking soda, it is about how everything we do evolves around science,
If you would like to stay in touch with what I am doing for my project this year, please check back periodically to find out.
This project is a continued study of biogas methane production with usage of animal feedstock with comparisons of water variables and anaerobic digestion process with Thero-Hydro Heaters.
This project consisted of 3 different studies were all done in order to see the various effects that byproducts, heat and water conditions would have on an anaerobic digestion generator.
The first was initially done to look at the effect of how anaerobic system function underground in compared to above ground actions. Last year the biogas generators were made with freestanding containers and the room was kept at the same temperature that was a challenge in wintertime due to possible room temperature changes. I questioned how warm would an underground anaerobic system be, and would it be consistently warm due to natural ground conditions? The study this year was continued and designed to keep temperature the same by using a Hydro-Heater in containers where the biogas generators were submersed in a 31-gallon container.
The second study was to compare which animal byproduct would produce more CH4 (methane) production from the anaerobic generator.
The purpose of this project is
1. Try to increase the production of biogas by use of biogas generators submersed in water which are all at same temperature. Comparing the difference in generators stationed in a room at room temperature.
2. To compare the difference is water variables by using grey water, rain water and distilled water in order to determine which of the three water resources are more productive.
3. Which animal by-product yields the most biogas overall.