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Evaluation of a Biodrying Process for Beef, Swine, and Poultry Manures Mixed Separately with Corn Stover

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

Citation:  Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 28(2): 457-463. (doi: 10.13031/2013.41482) @2012
Authors:   S. Sadaka, H. Ahn
Keywords:   Beef manure, Biodrying, Moisture content, Poultry manure, Swine manure, Thermochemical conversion

A biodrying technique was explored for three types of animal wastes including beef, swine, and poultry manures in three 900-L batch reactors. Corn stover was mixed with each manure type prior to the experiments to reduce the initial moisture content of the mixture to about 60% w.b. Three replicates of each type of manure-corn stover mixture were investigated at a time. Blowers were connected to the reactors outlets to move air in a downdraft mode through the mixtures.

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