Diy Super Easy Small Biogas Methane Plant




Introduction: Diy Super Easy Small Biogas Methane Plant

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crudest thing ever

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Step 1: Gather Materials


big bucket
Tupperware top
drill with bit (see below)
1/4 in. tubing
duct tape
2"+ PVC pipe (its supposed to be an endcap... I didn't have one so I used a tee and just taped it up totally ghetto)
male threaded/1\4 in. pipe nipple

I'm not sure how big the drill bit is, but make it the right size for your male threaded/pipe nipple piece.

Step 2: Cut Top

cut the top just a bit bigger than the top of your bucket.

Step 3:

drill a hole and screw in your male threaded/1/4 in. pipe nipple.

Step 4: Put in Your Feed Pipe

you should use an endcap and a larger pipe for this. simply follow the pics.?

Step 5: Bind It Together

it would be better to use duct tape.

Step 6: Using It

this can be used for many things such as a small stove or Bunsen burner. the flame burns very hot. so, what do you feed this beast? you're probably going to want to start out with some cow or horse manure, and some water. then you can add almost any spoiled food, the more spoiled the better. for increased biogas production, keep in a warm area, and or add jaggery(Google it). don't add egg shells, coconut husks, onion peels, etc. and more fibrous materials. human waste can also be used.

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    8 Discussions


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Have to agree with all the comments. This instructable seems incomplete at best.
    I note the "be nice" comment policy so i will say as nicely as i can. This is a disaster waiting to happen.
    Normally a digester like this would require at minimum a bubbler. (bucket of water with gas entering at the bottom and bubbling up to the top). The water acts as a barrier to any flame travelling back up the gas tube and igniting the methane oxygen mix in the poorly sealed bucket. Why a bucket with a correctly fitting lid wasn't used was not explained at all?
    The author has basically given instructions for creating an oxygen/methane mix and suggested lighting a match. I would not want to be in the room when this went bang. Apart from the explosion there is the issue of the materials that would be propelled around the room, "human waste", ummm no thanks.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    I walk on the footsteps of previous members…

    ie. : Then what ?

    I do I pick gas from the bucket ? How do I store it ? from which tube ? etc…

    You're basically telling us that you can have methane when storing biomass in a closed container. I hope to get more practical instructions to how to use it……


    5 years ago

    I was thinking the same. Plus I assume you would use the original lid if you had it, correct? Do you have a picture of it in use?