Monday, 23 January 2012
The prototype SmartTop installation was completed in June 2011 . The installation was done at a private home in Cape Town, and the SmartTop digester receives all the 'waste' from the home excluding the toilet water.
The reactor part of the SmartTop is constructed from bricks while the clever bit - the 'SmartTop' - is attached to the circular reactor wall. The join has proven to be water tight, and the system has been started and is producing biogas.
The gas system went in on 10 August 2011, with the biogas piped into a research lab where various tests on the gas itself, and a range of appliances are being undertaken.