Reclaiming energy from swine manure

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dc.contributor.author Lipper, R.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-07T15:55:51Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-07T15:55:51Z
dc.date.issued 2010-05-07T15:55:51Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/3991
dc.description Swine Industry Day 1975 is known as Swine Day, 1975 en
dc.description.abstract Of several types of processes to capture energy from organic wastes, anaerobic digestion appears to be most attractive for swine wastes. It can stabilize the waste while producing bio-gas or methane gas. The concept has been extensively applied in Europe and India during energy shortages. Similar equipment has been used for gas production with domestic wastes. Anaerobic digestion has the additional attraction of preserving most of the plant nutrients for application to agricultural land. Primary disadvantages are the management required by sensitive digesters, the high initial investment required for equipment, and the fact that waste still must be disposed of after it is digested. Research is in progress to make the process more practical. Bacteriologists are investigating new strains of bacteria and culturing techniques. Engineers are investigating digester designs and operation to reduce construction and operational requirements and costs. Investments in such research appear more worthwhile with each rise in the cost of energy. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 1975 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 505 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 283 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Energy en_US
dc.subject Maure en_US
dc.title Reclaiming energy from swine manure en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1975 en_US
dc.citation.epage 39 en_US
dc.citation.spage 36 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 13, 1975 en_US


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