"Disposal of animal waste represents a severe environmental problem, particularly in areas such as cattle feedlots where livestock are concentrated. Animal waste can be converted to carbon dioxide and methane by the autocatalytic process of anaerobic fermentation. A scheme, based upon this process, for the disposal of the waste from two different size feedlots is presented. The design of this process is based on kinetic data from the literature which are fitted to a kinetic model including diffusional resistances. Economic calculations based upon available cost data are made to determine the profitability of the process. Economic evaluations indicate that this process is profitable at increased natural gas prices"--Abstract, page ii.
Gaddy, J. L.
Modesitt, Donald E.
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
M.S. in Chemical Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
ix, 83 pages
© 1973 Eric Bayard Rapp, All rights reserved.
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Feedlots -- Waste disposal
Animal waste -- Environmental aspects
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Rapp, Eric Bayard, "Disposal of cattle feedlot wastes by anaerobic digestion" (1973). Masters Theses. 3366.