Gas emissions from poultry manure compost amended with biochar
Authors: Peachey, B., and O.G. Clark
Description: Poultry litter is comprised of excrement, wood shavings, animal feed, and feathers that are taken from poultry barns. This substance is useful as a soil amendment as it is high in nutrients such as N, P, and K. It also often contains pathogens, plant seeds, and various organic pollutants. Composting of poultry litter yields a chemically stable product that is relatively free of such undesirable constituents. However, the composting process is known to emit significant quantities of N-rich malodourous gases, which are potentially harmful to the environment and animals (including humans) that live and work around the composting facilities. The application of biochar to compost increases the compost
Keywords: Compost; biochar; gas emissions; manure; FTIR
Technical field: Waste management Engineering
Conference name: CSBE/SCGAB 2013 Annual Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, 7-10 July 2013.
Session name: Poster
Citation: Peachey, B., and O.G. Clark. 2013. Gas emissions from poultry manure compost amended with biochar. CSBE/SCGAB 2013 Annual Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, 7-10 July 2013.
Publisher: Canadian Society for Bioengineering
Language 1: en
Rights: Canadian Society for Bioengineering