David Ellis was asked to present at the 1st Canadian International Water Association Young Water Professionals Conference. Hosted by and for young professionals and students, this conference showcased the leadership and technical abilities of YWPs across Canada. David shared his expertise gained over 30+ years of experience in the anaerobic digestion industry through a workshop session.
Azura’s David Ellis presented two different case studies based on troubleshooting the failure of food waste anaerobic digesters as part of Dr. Daniel Zitomer’s short course titled: “Anaerobic Treatment of High-Strength Industrial and Agricultural Wastes.” This course has been offered annually by Marquette University for more than 19 years.
A case study of a full-scale food waste digester failure and recovery was presented at the Value of Biogas West Conference in Vancouver. This case study demonstrates the need for balance in anaerobic digester feedstock as too much of the coveted FOG can be problematic.
Azura’s David Ellis presented a case study of helping a farm-based digester as a part of Dr. Daniel Zitomer’s anaerobic digestion online short course. The case study focused on the importance of testing and knowing what additional data to look for in digestor remediation. The study also shares some empirical guideline values for LCFA concentrations in digester as determined by years of LCFA testing done by Azura.