Diluting Factor

Applies to: Biogas Plant


This indicator refers to the potential cumulative impacts of water use upon third party users and local ecosystems. The indicator considers the type of diluting factor used to facilitate the transfer of feedstock from the storage tank into the digester.


What type of diluting agent is used in feedstock preparation?



Feedstock drainage water

Sanitary wastewater

Processing wastewater


Drinking water

Drinking water in an area experiencing water shortages

Sources of information:

EBRD. 2014. Environmental and Social Policy.

Seadi TA, Rutz D, Prassl H, K├Âttner M, Finsterwalder T, Volk S, Janssen R. 2008. Biogas Handbook.