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Biogas at home- Cheap and Easy


by Chitlange Sahas on November 6, 2013

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Intro: Biogas at home- Cheap and Easy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Step 1: Chose the correct container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Step 2: Make holes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Step 3: Fix the inlet and outlet pipes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Step 4: Making the Gas holder Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Step 5: Time to mix the cow dung ! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Step 6: Almost finished! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Step 7: Working photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Intro: Biogas at home- Cheap and Easy


Hi there, I am Sahas chitlange, aging 14, from India. here is my homemade cheap and easy to build mini Biogas plant. It burns for approx. 20-30 mins on a bunsen
burner. you can add anything from your kitchen waste ( Exept Onion peels and eggshells). In 12 hours the Gas is ready for use. It is very easy and cost effective to build
(only 2-3 dollars) and gives many useful products.
the end products of this system are:
1) Methane : (Can be used as a fuel)
2) Slurry : (the spent slurry is exellent manure)
The main components oof this system are:
1) Inlet pipe
2) digester tank
3) gas holder tank
4) slurry outlet pipe
5) gas outlet pipe
Pls leave a comment

Image Notes
1. Inlet
2. Inlet
3. digester tank
4. outlet tank
5. outlet tank
6. Gas holder
7. Gas holder

Step 1: Chose the correct container


You will have to chose a correct size container which will act as a digester tank. My one is liters tank. I got it from scrap.

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Image Notes
1. Digester tank
2. Digester tank

Step 2: Make holes


Make holes in the tank for Inlet and outlet. For this I took a old iron rod and heated it to make holes. CAUTION: rod is really very hot.

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Image Notes
1. Markings
2. Markings

Image Notes
1. Drilled holes!

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Image Notes
1. heating the rod

Step 3: Fix the inlet and outlet pipes


Glue the Inlet pipe and the Outlet pipe with any water proof adhesive.

Image Notes
1. Inlet Pipe glued
2. Inlet Pipe glued
3. Inlet Pipe glued
4. Outlet pipe

Image Notes
1. Digester Tank Ready.
2. Digester Tank Ready.

Step 4: Making the Gas holder Tank


I took a paint bucket of 20 lts for making a gas holder tank. this tank holds the gas produced. The tank is overturned and fixed with a valve used for plumbing purposes.

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Image Notes
1. Valve
2. Valve
3. Pipe connector
4. Pipe connector

Step 5: Time to mix the cow dung !


mix the cow dung (5kg for 50 liters) and add water to make a fine slurry. Now put the slurry in the digester tank.

Image Notes
1. Cow dung

Step 6: Almost finished!


Put the gas holder tank overturned in the digester tank after adding the slurry . REMEMBER: open the valve while putting the gas holder tank. the mini plant takes 10-15
days for the first time to get output. For the first time, the gas in the tank wont burn as it contains Carbon Dioxide gas, if fortunately it burns then good or wait for the
second time. You can detect how much gas is there in this system, the gas holder tank will rises up as the gas is produced.

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Step 7: Working photos


The photos of the system working are provided....... the heat is so much that it melts a thin sheet of tin in just 2 mins!!!! if you like this i'able please like and comment....

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BiswajitB says:

Sep 20, 2014. 2:46 AM REPLY


can u plz cntct me bcz i want to built a biogas system in my home so how to proceed....in the above description at some point i'm getting
confused.............my mob no 8984112332.......plzzzz help i want to know more

BiswajitB says:

Sep 20, 2014. 2:42 AM REPLY


hi sahas actually i wnt to know which material except cow doung we should add to the digester tank for getting more amount of gas

muhammad qamarS says:

Sep 18, 2014. 9:07 PM REPLY


can anyone tell me that how much gas can produced by following this procedure or is it enough to fulfill 3-4 hour cooking need??????? Chitlange Sahas

muhammad qamarS says:

Sep 18, 2014. 9:07 PM REPLY


can anyone tell me that how much gas can produced by following this procedure or is it enough to fulfill 3-4 hour cooking need??????? Chitlange Sahas

muhammad qamarS says:

Sep 18, 2014. 9:07 PM REPLY


can anyone tell me that how much gas can produced by following this procedure or is it enough to fulfill 3-4 hour cooking need??????? Chitlange Sahas

muhammad qamarS says:

Sep 18, 2014. 9:07 PM REPLY


can anyone tell me that how much gas can produced by following this procedure or is it enough to fulfill 3-4 hour cooking need??????? Chitlange Sahas

muhammad qamarS says:

Sep 18, 2014. 9:07 PM REPLY


can anyone tell me that how much gas can produced by following this procedure or is it enough to fulfill 3-4 hour cooking need??????? Chitlange Sahas

muhammad qamarS says:

Sep 18, 2014. 9:07 PM REPLY


can anyone tell me that how much gas can produced by following this procedure or is it enough to fulfill 3-4 hour cooking need??????? Chitlange Sahas

ChamanL says:

Sep 18, 2014. 4:24 AM REPLY

guys i am interested in making of methane gas from cow dung . plz share ideas

coimbatorean says:

Sep 8, 2014. 10:39 AM REPLY

should we grind the all the kitchen waste (leftover food, veg cutting waste) into a paste before adding to the bio gas digester ?

coimbatorean says:

Sep 8, 2014. 10:23 AM REPLY

Hi Sahas,
Great Job.
One Doubt should we grind into paste form all the kitchen waste like veg cutting wastes, leftover food etc before adding to the digester tank ?

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My gtalk id is cbeiyer@gmail.com do add me on google talk so that i can discuss this with you further before i try to make one
Wish you a Bright Future

lizel.rebello says:

Aug 31, 2014. 6:49 AM REPLY

thanks for d info sahas.


its ur experience that heloed me to do my assi.....

Chitlange Sahas says:

Sep 3, 2014. 1:18 AM REPLY

You are welcome.

sameer.baisoya.9 says:

Sep 2, 2014. 11:45 PM REPLY

bro i have made a digester but the gas is not being produced in it.HELP me bro its my school project and only 20 days left for it.

Chitlange Sahas says:

Sep 3, 2014. 1:17 AM REPLY

also follow each step carefully you will suceed. Best of luck..............

Chitlange Sahas says:

Sep 3, 2014. 1:14 AM REPLY


Pls post pic of the digester and slurry ( the liuid in tank) also try checking the acidity with litmus the liquid should be neuteal orther wise add some base
like baking soda to nutralize the mixture. Ask for further help if needed. Bye.
Post the pics immidiatelly......

eljay arcaba says:

Sep 2, 2014. 6:43 PM REPLY

hi sir. can we use other waste products instead of dung, like rotten fruits or vegetables to this biogas digester??

arjunps says:

May 30, 2014. 1:01 AM REPLY


if you put on the slurry then how will the tank in the top, which is gas holder tank in top will remain at same it will float. how it will be in air tight position, the
biogas will be loosened and let in the air...
Give me some suggestions, because i am doing this project for my diploma clge, and also send the details to my id arjunpsarathy@gmail.com.

Chitlange Sahas says:

Aug 29, 2014. 11:49 PM REPLY

That wont happen sir.......... try with a glass and bowl of water

dinesh.burse.75 says:

Aug 26, 2014. 3:43 AM REPLY


I have to plant Bio Gas Plant for domestic use,as such kindly intimate the procedure and expenditure/cost to be incurred for the same

Chitlange Sahas says:

Aug 29, 2014. 11:48 PM REPLY

Seems that you are from india


The total cost for me was around 1500 Rupees indian

johnzell1 says:

Aug 29, 2014. 10:54 PM REPLY

Hello, i am interested to make the project, can you send me info on my mail...
lustreaj@gmail.com
thanks!!!

obagango says:

Aug 4, 2014. 5:00 AM REPLY

Please good people! help in details. my email is obed.bagango@gmail.com

jeff1 says:
Hi Sahas my name is Jeffrey,i want to have some of your brilliant idea at home so if you can help me

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Jul 16, 2014. 10:41 AM REPLY

vickey001 says:

Jun 24, 2014. 5:29 AM REPLY

hiiii....
sir my self vickey and at now i m doing a small project in biogas plant
so plz help me sir...
give me full detail or information on biogas plant...
my email id is...
singh.vikash269@gmail.com

vickey001 says:

Jun 24, 2014. 5:29 AM REPLY

hiiii....
sir my self vickey and at now i m doing a small project in biogas plant
so plz help me sir...
give me full detail or information on biogas plant...
my email id is...
singh.vikash269@gmail.com

menkem says:

May 27, 2014. 6:58 AM REPLY

Hello sir,good day.


i wonder how the dung is purred into the digesting tank
please sir i need more details at christkelly2@yahoo.ca

profusman55 says:

May 9, 2014. 8:35 AM REPLY

this my email profusman55@gmail.com please can you send me more detail

Chitlange Sahas says:

May 5, 2014. 4:46 AM REPLY

also prasadkale please give me your email address so that I send you details next time ..

prasadkale says:

May 6, 2014. 8:36 AM REPLY

thank u very much sahas. ur replies are very useful for me. my mail id is :- kalepa2203@rediffmail.com

Chitlange Sahas says:

May 5, 2014. 4:44 AM REPLY


prasadkale . the collector tank floating in the water slurry . and did you see the photo in step 3 . the pipes dont come in between the collector tank . The
collector tank is freely floating in the slurry. and now see the photo in step 6 . the collector tank is without air . now after the process begins , the bacteria
releases methane and the tank gets full of methane. the tank rises . for using the gas place some bricks on the bucket and connect a bunsen burner with
help of pipe and use the gas.

Chitlange Sahas says:

May 5, 2014. 4:30 AM REPLY


hello prasadkale . thanks for kind comment. The process that helps to produce the gas is Anaerobic digestion . the food feeded undergoes anaerobic
digestion by the bacteria inside. when anaerobic digestion process is going on . the bacteria releases methane as byproduct. And as the gas is released the
tank rises up. this way the system works. if you are having any problems feel free to ask . BYE.

prasadkale says:

May 4, 2014. 2:56 AM REPLY


And another thing is that in the step 3 u showing the inlet pipe and outlet pipe. i want to askthat how can we put the gas holder tank on this pipes in digester
tank.

prasadkale says:

May 4, 2014. 2:51 AM REPLY

hello sahas,
i m student of commerce in third year of graduation. ur idea is amazing plz i want to try it at my home. can u help me. i cant understnd:1) how can we put the gas holder tank in digester tank , i mean when we put it overturned how can it produce the gas, then what is the distance between gas
holder tank and digester tank.
i m very excited about this idea of biogas.

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murtuza_ali01 says:

Apr 19, 2014. 9:08 AM REPLY

dear sir,
this is good and safe idea for home use. i want to make it and please send me details how to make this and sir mail me (murtuza_ali01@yahoo.com)
sir any company will make this ..if i order it

Chitlange Sahas says:

Apr 20, 2014. 8:31 AM REPLY

i will soon reply once i finish my exams.

vishesh92 says:

Apr 7, 2014. 7:42 PM REPLY

i am intrested this project please send complete details


Vishesh.kumar92@gmail.com

gokoye says:

Mar 29, 2014. 1:12 PM REPLY

good work sahas.please how did you connect the gas holder and the digester...please i need a detailed explanation.thanks

Chitlange Sahas says:

Mar 30, 2014. 8:32 AM REPLY

the collector tank is floating inside the digester tank

olmighty says:

Mar 20, 2014. 10:10 AM REPLY

can you send me the full details of this project..


my id-ankurolmighty@gmail.com
which capacity of plant should be suitable for 4-5 persons

Chitlange Sahas says:

Mar 28, 2014. 1:11 AM REPLY


You will have to make a 1750 liters system where the digester tank ois 1000 liters and collector is 750 liters . rest is similar

venkatasiva says:

Mar 27, 2014. 9:10 PM REPLY

Sir,
i am intrested wtiht this project, can you please send the more details to this mail id
kmr.siva82@gmail.com

serangin says:

Mar 25, 2014. 1:41 AM REPLY

hi,
may i know the volume of your digester and container for gas storage.
thank you.

Chitlange Sahas says:

Mar 25, 2014. 11:45 PM REPLY

The digester tank is 50liters and the collector tank is 20 liters

tol1965 says:

Feb 20, 2014. 7:51 PM REPLY

Very useful information!could you please send the detailed procedure? Here is my email tol1965@gmail.com

Chitlange Sahas says:

Mar 21, 2014. 11:59 PM REPLY

The instructable is the detailed procedure

akinz says:
please like how many minute will the gas burn when cooking with it...

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Mar 6, 2014. 6:19 AM REPLY

akinz says:

Mar 6, 2014. 6:25 AM REPLY

also please send me how i can do it in a big tank..akin_loluwami@yahoo.com

kamashazi says:

Feb 27, 2014. 9:18 AM REPLY

Sahas how're you? am cold chantal, i woul like to know how this biogas will work after doing these all steps?

Chitlange Sahas says:


i will show the photos

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