Modular DIY Biodigester

from plastic bottles and with 3d-printed connections

Modular DIY Biodigester

from plastic bottles and with 3d-printed connections

I designed a 3d-printed connection for plastic bottles that have a standardized bottleneck size. Thereby it is possible to create an airtight connected system that allows the production, transport, cleaning and storage of gas.

I designed a 3d-printed connection for plastic bottles that have a standardized bottleneck size. Thereby it is possible to create an airtight connected system that allows the production, transport, cleaning and storage of gas.

This is a low-tech proposal to work with commonly available materials that may be even considered waste. It is meant to be reproduced in order to empower and engage people through making and producing themselves.

This is a low-tech proposal to work with commonly available materials that may be even considered waste. It is meant to be reproduced in order to empower and engage people through making and producing themselves.

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instructions

A big bottle filled with biodegradable waste and cow feces acts as a bioreactive tank, producing flammable methane gas. 

A big bottle filled with biodegradable waste and cow feces acts as a bioreactive tank, producing flammable methane gas. 

The gas gets cleaned in water through a simple setup with standardized aquarium pipes. It gets stored in an elastic inner hose of a bike or car wheel.

The gas gets cleaned in water through a simple setup with standardized aquarium pipes. It gets stored in an elastic inner hose of a bike or car wheel.

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The setup can be used as a mobile stove with the top of a camping cooker, allowing to regulate the strength and heat of the flame. 

The setup can be used as a mobile stove with the top of a camping cooker, allowing to regulate the strength and heat of the flame. 

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