This project looked at reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from stored pig manure, by capturing methane during anaerobic digestion which would otherwise be produced naturally in storage under anaerobic conditions.
In addition, production of renewable energy from pig manure is carbon neutral and offsets carbon dioxide that would otherwise be produced by fossil fuels, thus helping to meet Ireland’s targets to reduce CO2 emissions. Anaerobic digestion can also help reduce pathogen levels in pig manure.
However, it is important to be aware that anaerobic digestion does not reduce the P and N content of manure. Moreover, as the manure will most likely be co digested with other biomass the N and P content of the digested material will likely be even higher than that of the raw manure.
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Authors and Affiliations
Methane Production from Anaerobic Co-Digestion of the Separated Solid Fraction of Pig Manure with Dried Grass Silage
Solid-Liquid Separation of Pig Manure
Composting Separated Solids of Pig Manure
Pyrolysis of Separated Solids of Pig Manure
Treatment of Piggery Wastewaters Using Constructed Wetlands
Treatment of Piggery Wastewaters Using Woodchip Biofilters
Composting as a Treatment Strategy for Pathogen Removal from the Solid Fraction of Pig Manure
Integrated Constructed Wetlands as a Treatment Strategy for Pathogen Removal from the Liquid Fraction of Pig Manure and Agricultural Wastewater
Cost Analyses of the Manure Treatment Options Investigated
List of Publications to Date
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