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EVALUATION OF THE PERFORMANCE OF A 550 COW PLUG-FLOW ANAEROBIC DIGESTER UNDER STEADY-STATE CONDITIONS
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Pp. 350-359 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:10.13031/2013.15270)
Authors: J. H. Martin, Jr., P. E. Wright, S. F. Inglis, and K. F. Roos
Keywords: Anaerobic digestion, dairy manure, waste stabilization, pathogen reduction, biogas production and utilization
The objective of this study was to characterize the performance of a full-scale, mesophilic plugflow
anaerobic digester for 550 dairy cattle manure based on the degree of waste stabilization,
fecal coliform and Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis density reductions, and biogas
production and utilization. M. avium paratuberculosis is a pathogen responsible for
paratuberculosis (Johne’s disease) in dairy cattle and other ruminants.