Anaerobic Digestion of Animal Wastes: Factors to Consider


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By John Balsam and Dave Ryan

Published: 2006

Updated: 2006



12 pages


Anaerobic digestion is an alternative solution to livestock waste management that offers economic and environmental benefits. This publication provides an introduction to the technology of bio-gas, digester design considerations, and system costs with discussion of the digestion process, production, uses, and risks. Useful tables and further resources are included.

Table of Contents

Digestion Process
Biogas: A Resource Requiring Care
Energy Content and Relative Value of Biogas
Uses of Biogas
Refining Biogas into Biomethane
Risks Associated with Biogas
Digester Design Factors
System Costs
Assessment Resources
Further Resources

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