INNOVATIVE ANIMAL MANURE TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR ENHANCED ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
Location: Coastal Plain Soil, Water and Plant Conservation Research
Title: Methane Production from Catalytic Wet Gasification of Animal Manure
Submitted to: American Chemical Society Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: September 2, 2006
Publication Date: September 10, 2006
Citation: Ro, K.S., Cantrell, K.B., Hunt, P.G., Elliott, D.C. Methane production from catalytic wet gasification of animal manure [abstract]. American Chemical Society National Meeting, September 10-14, 2006, San Francisco, California.
This research investigates the technical and economical viability of a proprietary catalytic wet gasification process in treating animal wastewater, capturing nutrients, destroying pharmaceutically active compounds (PACs) and estrogens, and producing methane. This study reviews and analyzes physicochemical properties of swine and poultry manure. Based on this information, the catalytic wet gasification technology is evaluated in terms of technical feasibility, energy requirements and production, and the costs for installation, operation and maintenance. The costs are directly compared with conventional disposal costs of the manures.