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Author B. P. Kelleher, A. ♦ J. J. Leahy, A. ♦ A. M. Henihan, A. ♦ T. F. O.’dwyer, A. ♦ D. Sutton, B. ♦ M. J. Leahy, C.
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Content type Text
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Poultry Litter Disposal Technology ♦ Review Paper Advance ♦ Poultry Litter ♦ Direct Combustion ♦ Increased Opportunity ♦ Last Decade ♦ Current Technology ♦ Temperature Level ♦ Subsequent Environmental Implication ♦ Detail Advance ♦ Experimental Investigation ♦ Significant Financial Incentive ♦ Land Disposal ♦ Common Problem ♦ Agricultural Industry ♦ Moisture Content ♦ Non-agricultural Us ♦ Anaerobic Digestion ♦ Main Alternative Disposal Route ♦ Useful Disposal Option ♦ Poultry Industry ♦ Elsevier Science Ltd ♦ Alternative Disposal Method
Abstract The land disposal of waste from the poultry industry and subsequent environmental implications has stimulated interest into cleaner and more useful disposal options. The review presented here details advances in the three main alternative disposal routes for poultry litter, specifically in the last decade. Results of experimental investigations into the optimisation of composting, anaerobic digestion and direct combustion are summarised. These technologies open up increased opportunities to market the energy and nutrients in poultry litter to agricultural and non-agricultural uses. Common problems experienced by the current technologies are the existence and fate of nitrogen as ammonia, pH and temperature levels, moisture content and the economics of alternative disposal methods. Further advancement of these technologies is currently receiving increased interest, both academically and commercially. However, significant financial incentives are required to attract the agricultural industry. 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Publisher Date 2001-01-01