Unit 4.5: Implementing Safety Procedures

Background and Guiding Questions

It is estimated there are over a million digesters in operation around the world. Anaerobic digester systems have a very good safety record around the world. Any system can and will fail, but with proper design, inspection and monitoring, these failures do not have to be life-threatening.

Guiding Questions

  • What are the human health risks associated with an anaerobic digester?
  • What can be done to reduce or eliminate risk to human health from a digester?


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