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ThE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ADVANCED SMALL SCALE MANURE TREATMENT SYSTEM

Objective



The excess of manure is increasingly posing serious economical, ecological and social problems in several parts of Europe. The intended treatment is especially useful for small and medium scale applications. The treatment concerns the controlled Comporting of the solids containing fraction of the manure in a special reactor. The liquid fraction is denitrified and, if desired, evaporated in a special ambient temperature evaporator. As a result, 1 m3 of manure is transformed into less than 100 1 of a non ammonia and smell emitting compost with a certain fertilizing value. The energy consumption is low. The project involves the development of the proper (prototype) machineries for each treatment step and an automatic control system. The machineries should be effective, simple to operate, low-cost and farmer proof. The machineries will be tested under practical conditions at a farm house; this testing includes also the optimization of each treatment step. The excess of manure is increasingly posing serious economical, ecological and social problems in several parts of Europe. The intended treatment is especially useful for small and medium scale applications. The treatment concerns the controlled Comporting of the solids containing fraction of the manure in a special reactor. The liquid fraction is denitrified and, if desired, evaporated in a special ambient temperature evaporator. As a result, 1 m3 of manure is transformed into less than 100 1 of a non ammonia and smell emitting compost with a certain fertilizing value. The energy consumption is low. The project involves the development of the proper (prototype) machineries for each treatment step and an automatic control system. The machineries should be effective, simple to operate, low-cost and farmer proof. The machineries will be tested under practical conditions at a farm house; this testing includes also the optimization of each treatment step.

Funding Scheme

EAW - Exploratory awards

Coordinator

Cawi BV
Address
25,Ruurloseweg
7021 Hb Zelhem
Netherlands