Biogas production: Determination of the methane production potential in anaerobic digestion processes.

Nowadays it is very important to use optimized processes to make a biogas plant profitable. The production of biogas is a strongly grown market in the last 20 years. In the beginning biogas was produced from manure to get rid of the “waste” in an intelligent way. Today biogas is a very important energy source that depends mainly on two factors -cost of substrate and effectivity of the gas production.

Soft-sensor based adapted feed control for rational secretion process optimization

Antibodies and antibody fragments (ABF) are most important, highly demanded tools in diagnostic and therapeutic applications with predicted sales of 56 billion dollars by 2012

Enhanced waste to fuel conversion with a bioelectrochemically controlled autotrophic bioreactor

Photobioreactors (PBRs) are increasingly being used to grow algae for production of biofuel and other products. Light and CO2 are two major limiting resources that can restrict algal growth in PBRs. Atmospheric CO2 is only 0.04% and to overcome this limitation researchers have started to couple biogas released from the anaerobic digestion (AD) of organic waste with PBRs since biogas consists of mostly CO2 and CH4.

Application of Gas Analyzers in Process Automation and Production Optimization of Secondary Metabolites from Myxobacteria

The research in the group of Prof. Rolf Müller at Saarbrücken/Germany addresses the chemistry, biosynthesis, regulation, heterologous production and mode-of-action of secondary metabolites from myxobacteria. These soil-dwelling microbes are potent microbial producers of natural products, which show strong activities as antibiotics, anti-cancer drugs or immunosuppressants, amongst others.

Keys To Developing an Embedded UA Server

The demand for control automation products that are easy to integrate into a company’s data sharing infrastructure is on the rise. Learn how OPC UA helps including embedded applications into it.

Strong demand for improved access to shop-floor data is driving control automation vendors to make their devices as easy to integrate as possible. Embedded OPC UA presents tremendous opportunities for device vendors to make their products stand out with native open data connectivity that is more secure, easier to integrate in multi-vendor environments, and opens door to new markets due to the widespread use of OPC. This paper discusses the key challenges device vendors must be overcome to successfully harness this breakthrough but complex technology.

Published: 01/15/2014 | Matrikon Deutschland AG

OPC: The Ins and Outs to What It’s About

“The Every Man’s Guide to OPC”

The Every Man’s Guide to OPC is an easy-to-read overview of the most popular industrial open connectivity standard - OPC. This paper first introduces the main idea behind OPC, shows why OPC is different from conventional (often proprietary) communication protocols, and explains how OPC helps overcome the limitations of such native protocols.

Next, the paper explains what the building blocks of OPC are (OPC Clients and OPC Servers) and how they work together to make data-sharing possible. Using clear illustrations and minimal technical jargon, The Every Man’s Guide to OPC helps readers of all technical levels quickly grasp what OPC is and how they can use it to establish inter-connectivity in their own environments.

Source: Published: 01/15/2014 | Matrikon Deutschland AG