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Anaerobic Digestion of Animal Wastes: Factors to Consider



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By John Balsam and Dave Ryan

Published: 2006

Updated: 2006

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Introduction

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

Introduction
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
Summary
Assessment Resources
References
Further Resources

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