Electrokinetic disintegration for higher gas yields and reduced internal energy requirements of biogas plants
The electrokinetic desintegration system BioCrack for biogas applications

The easiest way to increase the economy of a biogas plant is to increase the specific biogas yield, i.e. the quantity of biogas generated from the biomass used. Cost reduction is another approach.

Electrokinetic disintegration with BioCrack helps you reach both of these goals. On one hand, the BioCrack electrokinetic disintegration process enables bacteria in digesters to access nutrients in the organic suspension more easily. The treatment boosts the enzyme activity and breaks down clumps such as aggregates or colloids of dead organic materials and bacteria. As a result, the digesting bacteria can access the nutrients better and easier. Combined, these two features make better use of the biomass, increasing the biogas yield. At the same time, the viscosity of the organic suspension decreases, reducing the power consumption of pumps and mixers, and allowing the digester to be mixed better. Mixer runtimes can be reduced, decreasing the overall costs for the biogas plant’s internal electricity consumption significantly. All in all, this improves the efficiency of the biogas plant significantly.

The system is easy to integrate and retrofit in existing workflows.

Features of the BioCrack

The BioCrack housing, which also serves as the outer electrode, is made of stainless steel. That makes the modules robust and resistant to corrosion – internal and external.
The electrode in the interior of the BioCrack module is protected by a casing consisting of a one-piece PE housing without joints and connections. That means that no medium can come in contact with the electrode and cause trouble.
The software of the digital power supply continuously monitors all important current values and automatically regulates them in the optimal range for most effective treatment. And if a malfunction ever does occur, the control unit registers it and takes protective measures.
The double-shielded supply line to the electrode head is equipped with an anti-kink device to prevent damage to the cable.
All important parameters of every individual BioCrack electrode are tested in the factory before use in the field.

Options of the BioCrack

If the BioCrack modules cannot be mounted on a wall etc., the BioCrack base is the solution: Up to six BioCrack modules can be arranged in a compact layout on it.