Masters Theses

Abstract

"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.

Advisor(s)

Gaddy, J. L.

Committee Member(s)

Park, Efton
Modesitt, Donald E.

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1973

Pagination

ix, 83 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 51-53).

Rights

© 1973 Eric Bayard Rapp, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Feedlots -- Waste disposal
Animal waste -- Environmental aspects
Biomass energy

Thesis Number

T 2916

Print OCLC #

6020021

Electronic OCLC #

914168191

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b1067030~S5

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