Accession Number PB2013-101278
Title Demonstration and Transfer of Selected New Technologies for Animal Waste Pollution Control.
Publication Date Apr 2009
Media Count 22p
Personal Author L. Gregory S. Mukhtar
Abstract The Demonstration and Transfer of Selected New Technologies for Animal Waste Pollution Control project was conducted by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Water Resources Institute and was designed as a means for evaluating animal waste treatment methods and their ability to remove phosphorus (P) from dairy waste. A variety of factors present in the North Bosque River watershed have led to the excessive loading of P and subsequent algal growth in the water body. As a result, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality developed two Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for the North Bosque River mandating that P loading to the water body be reduced by at least 50 percent. Upper portions of the North Bosque River watershed are home to numerous dairy operations that can be a source of manageable P and other nutrients to the watershed. Prior to the development of this project, dairy producers in the area were approached by different companies soliciting their respective products that guaranteed P removal from their dairy waste and/or lagoons; however, the diary producers were not presented with scientific evidence to support these claims and were skeptical about actual results. This project was designed in response to the need for scientific evidence and evaluated the ability of four products/technologies to remove P from liquid dairy manure prior to its application on nearby fields.
Keywords Agricultural wastes
Algae
Animal wastes
Dairy products
Manure
Nutrients
Phosphorous
Waste pollution control
Water pollution control
Water resources
Watersheds


 
Source Agency Environmental Protection Agency
NTIS Subject Category 68C - Solid Wastes Pollution & Control
68D - Water Pollution & Control
98C - Agricultural Equipment, Facilities, & Operations
99B - Industrial Chemistry & Chemical Process Engineering
Corporate Author Texas Agricultural Extension Service, College Station.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number N/A

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