Organic Waste

ACF Carbon filters can help to get rid of the polluted gases from this precious material which is used in the production of renewable energy, fertilizer, and soil conditioners.

When biodegradable organic waste is separated from mainstream waste, it generates a material which can be used as fuel for energy production, compost, or fertilizer. Key types organic waste includes food waste, grass/plant cuttings and agricultural residue.

Compost is made using an aerobic (with oxygen) digestion process, whereas an Anaerobic (without oxygen) digestion process is utilised to generate biogas.  All biodegradation activity results in a complicated mixture of gases being created, which can potentially be toxic. With biogas it represents a corrosion hazard for the combustion engine. Carbon filters can help to reduce these problems.

Biogas is becoming more popular globally as recycled organic waste offers an environmentally friendly alternative to non-sustainable fossil fuel as raw material for energy production. When organic waste is processed in an anaerobic process, methane gas is produced. Fuel for energy production is often tainted with undesirable substances that can cause damage.


  • Hydrogen sulphide (H2S)
  • Ammonia (NH3)
  • Siloxanes
  • Aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Halogens (chlorine, fluorine)

Damage to the Gas engine often results in unnecessary lost time for repairs, resulting in increased costs, thereby impacting negatively on the biogas plant’s profitability.

Carbon filters can be used mitigate unwanted contaminants from the production plant and within the in the ventilation system.

ACF Carbon filters can help to eliminate these disruptive gases before they reach the critical areas of the biogas production equipment and environment.

ACF offer a wide range of Carbon Filters suit a diverse range of applications.

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