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Analytical services

ReSource International proposes a full panel of analytical services for environmental monitoring and bioenergy production. The company is the only one in Iceland to offer specialized biogas services and is working worldwide for customers in the environmental field. Our experience in running environmental facilities help us to provides relevant data and information to our customers to optimize their operation. We believe that good knowledge of your system is the key for increasing its added-value.

Water and effluent analysis

Chemical and biological composition

ReSource International offers specialized analysis for water, waste water and other effluent analysis. All standard parameters can be covered following local regulations. We use a practical approach for sampling and we can support you if you need follow up with reporting and communication with regulatory bodies.

Continuous monitoring

We focus on long term solutions for your operation and its environmental monitoring. We will develop with you an efficient monitoring plan for your operation that insure full legal compliance and optimization of cost vs. value added. 

WWTP Monitoring

Composition analysis for biogas substrates

Composition analysis for biogas substrates/feedstocks

In order to define the suitability of a product for AD we offer analyses of the substrate before and/or after digestion at our in-house laboratory. We measure a large set of parameters on the substrates such as pH, Total solids, Volatile solids, COD, related soluble fractions, Alkalinity, Ammonia content, total nitrogen and total carbon. For more advanced applications, we also provide measurement of Phosphorous, Iron and Volatile Fatty acids.

Additional analyses such as heavy metals concentrations or specific compounds can be carried out on demand with our laboratory partners.

Biogas and biomethane potential test (BMP)

Biogas potential test or biomethane potential test (BMP) indicates the biogas yield from any kind of organic substrate. Results from BMP tests are crucial for biogas plant owners where they can be used to provide relevant information on new substrate and optimization of the biogas production. Also relevant for substrate providers, BMP tests defines the substrate and its benefits for biogas production.

BMP tests are made in batch mode at mesophilic and thermophilic temperature range. Batch mode methods offers the opportunity to run a large amount of tests simultaneously so that results accuracy is significant and that it is possible to test for the same customer several substrate combinations at a time. Full tests usually last up to 90 days.

Process evaluation with lab scale digesters

Where BMP batch tests provide efficient and fast assessment of the maximum potential yield of the substrate, advanced continuous AD at lab-scale can point out kinetic of the AD, synergistic effects for co-digestion and possible inhibition on the long term. Our laboratory is equipped with several continuous stirred tank reactors (CSTR) so that long term tests can be run at the same time for comparative studies.

Our specially design volumetric biogasmeters give high accuracy for biogas production and combined with gas chromatography method it is possible to determine exact amount of methane and other gas present in the raw gas (CO2, N2, O2).

Literature review on similar substrate and AD technology

At initial stage in projects or during research projects it is important to have a good definition of the potential of a substrate or similar substrates for AD process.

Biogas reactors

If you wish to receive advising on your environmental monitoring needs and hear more about our analytical services, please contact us.