Innovative Bio-Products for Agriculture: Pig Manure Utilization and Treatment

Agnieszka Makara, PhD and Zygmunt Kowalski, PhD
Institute of Chemistry and Inorganic Technology, Cracow University of Technology, Warszawska, Krakow, Poland

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: TEC003060




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The studies on pig manure utilization are focused on two areas: the use of the manure to fertilize soil and the treatment of the raw and digested manure. Essentially, this book concentrates on the separation of the treated slurries into liquid and solid phases, and the subsequent use of the two obtained products. The fertilizing effects of the manure originating from Polish pig farms on the croplands belonging to the pig farm owners are discussed. Due to high phosphorus content in the soil, the recommended manure dose was decreased to match the acceptable quantities of both phosphorus and nitrogen. Additionally, a newly developed complex pig manure treatment and filtration technology called the AMAK process is presented. (Imprint: Nova)



Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Brief Information on Analytical Techniques and Equipment in Determination of Characteristic of Raw Materials, Products and Process Parameters in Pig Manure

Chapter 3. Characteristic of Pig Manure

Chapter 4. Utilization of Pig Manure for Fertilization

Chapter 5. Treatment and Purification of Pig Manure by Filtration

Chapter 6. Processing of Pig Manure Slurry on a Pilot Scale

Chapter 7. Anaerobic Digestion of the Pig Manure and Treatment of Digestate by Filtration

Chapter 8. Conclusion



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The book presents studies on the utilization of pig manure focused on two areas: the use of the manure to fertilize soil, and treatment and separation of the raw and digested manure with new efficient methods, utilization of liquid and solid phase. The book provide scientific and technical support for the conception and development of sustainable pig manure management and is available for selecting pig manure management systems aiming at recovery of nutrients, and effective protection of natural environment. These results enable farmers and decision-makers to handle pig manure in a more sustainable direction.

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