Patents

An improved anaerobic process and horizontal twin tube processing device for the extraction of fibres from biomass

Vattackatt Balakrishnan Manilal

This invention illustrates an improved anaerobic process and horizontal twin tube processing device which enable clean and fast  separation of plant fibres embedded in matrices of plant biomass for reducing environmental pollution in pulp making. The process  comprises chipping and shredding or pulverizing. of non-woody plant biomass particularly, subjecting to the treatment of anaerobic  sludge in the specially designed horizontal twin tube processing device under controlled conditions of moisture and mixing, where the  pH is maintained in the range of 6.5 -8.0 without adding any chemicals. Expedited degradation and biomethanisation of the  biochemicals is achieved inthe device through microbial activity and the process discharges the fibrous materials for pulping and  biological sludge valuable as organic manure, and also releases biogas fuel.