Fontus has AD Research published in journal

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ENVIRONMENTAL consultants, Fontus Environmental, based in Thirsk, has successfully published its latest piece of scientific research on anaerobic digestion.

The work features in the current edition of the international academic journal Environmental Management and Sustainable Development.<!–more–>

Ryland Cairns, director of Fontus Environmental said: “Anaerobic digestion has many important benefits such as creating green energy, diverting organic wastes away from landfill, and producing a natural low carbon fertiliser, as well as being an important tool in stimulating and diversifying rural economies such as ours.

“Despite this we need to recognise and tackle the potential issues that go along side such developments such as noise, traffic movements and of course smell.”

The research that was conducted with an award-winning malt company.

Mr Cairns said: “Conducting industrial-based scientific research is a key part in improving operations and minimising nuisance but with this in mind it is critical to share this knowledge so that other AD operators and the rural communities in which they operate can share these benefits.”

The paper entitled Start up of a UASB treating malted ingredient manufacturing wastewater is published in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development, Volume 7 number 2

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