Workshop: Biological treatment of animal waste

SESSION E14 / / 17:40 - 19:20
Workshop: Biological treatment of animal waste
Chair / Presidente: E. Gidarakos (GR)

Animal waste consists of solid and liquid excreta derived from animal catabolism, often containing impurities of other organic residues, such as hay, twigs and more others. However, these organic, nutrient-rich substrates, also contain pathogenic microorganisms. Thus, the systematic disposal of untreated animal waste to the environment can cause pollution and human health problems. It is known that livestock industries generate large amounts of animal waste that require proper management. Therefore, the challenge for modern industries of this sector is the sustainable management of the above-mentioned stream of waste. In this context, combining waste stabilization with recovery and utilization of nutrients consists a viable option for avoiding environmental problems and saving natural resources. Is anaerobic digestion a valuable and effective tool for this purpose?

Introductory lectures:

I. Moukazis, K. Tsokanis, F.-M. Pellera, E. Gidarakos
Valorization of animal waste and by-products via anaerobic digestion process

F.S. Erkuş, Ş. Sayın (TR)
Performance of sequential anaerobic/aerobic co-digestion of waste activated sludge and cattle manure