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Proceedings of Symposium on Energy Engineering in the 21<sup>st</sup> Century (SEE2000) Volume I-IV

ISSN:
1-56700-132-7 (Print)

SAFE AND ECONOMICAL ON-FARM DISPOSAL OF ANIMAL WASTE

Sung C. Ling
Department of Mechanical Engineering The Catholic University of America

Hsien P. Pao
Department of Civil Engineering The Catholic university of America

Abstract

Present wastes from high density animal-farming have created serious environmental and public health problems. Hence there is an urgent need for the development of a safe on-farm animal-wastes incineration system. For wastes that contain high vapor-pressure hydrocarbon-components, improved incineration can be achieved through a low temperature pre-carbonization process. The resulting pre-carbonized products can be burnt in conventional ways to greatly minimize ground and air pollution problems and to improve the sanitary condition for the animal-farming operation.