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Title: Methane Production from Catalytic Wet Gasification of Animal Manure

item Ro, Kyoung
item Cantrell, Keri
item Hunt, Patrick

Submitted to: American Chemical Society Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/2/2006
Publication Date: 9/10/2006
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.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: 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.