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Swine wastewater treatment by a combined system: preliminary results

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  21st Century Watershed Technology: Improving Water Quality and Environment Conference Proceedings, 29 March - 3 April 2008, Concepcion, Chile  701P0208cd.(doi:10.13031/2013.24339)
Authors:   Marisol Belmonte, Mayra Jarpa, José Luis Arumi, Gladys Vidal
Keywords:   Swine wastewater, treatment, constructed wetlands, anaerobic lagoon, organic matter, nutrients

Animal production has been expanding during the last 10 years in Chile. In fact, trends for 2010 will be increasing 143%. The fast expansion of high population animal production resulted in larger amounts of concentrated animal waste to be utilized or disposed in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner. However, excess of nutrients may impact surface and groundwater. To avoid this, this excess must be accommodated in a different manner.

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