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COMPARISON OF PILOT-SCALE BATCH AND SEMI-CONTINUOUS AEROBIC THERMOPHILIC SWINE WASTE REACTOR ENERGY PRODUCTION
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Pp. 172-183 in the Ninth International Animal, Agricultural and Food Processing Wastes Proceedings of the 12-15 October 2003 Symposium (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina USA), Publication Date 12 October 2003. 701P1203.(doi:10.13031/2013.15247)
Authors: Z. Wang and J. W. Blackburn
Keywords: Swine, livestock, wastes, manure, aerobic treatment, aerobic thermophilic, heat, energy
Over the past five years, an advanced aerobic thermophilic process for treatment of livestock
waste, especially swine waste, has been developed at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Like aerobic thermophilic systems of the past, it successfully bio-oxidizes the waste, including
odor-causing compounds, and produces enough energy to meet the thermophilic needs of the
process (operation at 55-60 °C). As an improvement on the past, extra energy is produced for
farm use in drying and heating. This extra energy increases the profitability of the process.