Anaerobic digestion can be an attractive and economically feasible method for the treatment of piggery wastes, provided that maximization of gas production and efficient subsequent utilization can be attained. Expedience from anaerobic digestion of domestic sludges can not be directly transferred to the design of digestion treating piggery wastes, due to the particular characteristics of the latter. The sequential anaerobic degradation of these wastes favours the adoption of short retention times for maximum gas production while at the same time satisfactory stabilization can be obtained.

This content is only available as a PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.