Siloxanes are chemicals used extensively in industrial products such as lubricants and in personal care products. Nearly all digester and landfill gas contain one or more species of siloxanes. When biogas containing siloxanes are combusted in gas turbines, boilers, fuel cells, or internal combustion engines, deposits of solid silicon dioxide (SiO2) collect within the equipment. Damage inflicted by siloxane deposits can be profound, causing more frequent maintenance and lower generation capacity. Consequently, many of our systems include integrated siloxane removal systems.
Because each source and composition of biogas is unique, we have a variety of medias available to remove siloxane compounds. Our in-house experts will evaluate your biogas chemistry and determine the optimum removal media for your specific location.