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Evaluation and Demonstration of Treatment Options for Dairy Parlor and Milk House Wastewater
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Paper number 034121, 2003 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.14111) @2003
Authors: Sara Christopherson, David Schmidt, Kevin Janni, Jun Zhu
Keywords: Milk, milk house, milking parlors, waste treatment, bark, aerobic treatment, irrigation
Four different types of milk house wastewater treatment systems were installed on working dairy farms
varying in size from 50-130 cows. The treatment systems demonstrated include two types of aerobic treatment units;
two bark beds and spray irrigation. All of the systems include a primary treatment septic tank. In addition to system
performance, design, management and economic aspects are being evaluated.