Efficiency of Livestock Residue Treatment in Geomembrane Digesters

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Yanet Pérez González
Milagros C Mata Varela


The efficiency of twelve 10 m3 geomembrane biodigesters to treat swine and cattle residuals was assessed. The study took place at the Cooperative of Credits and Services (CCS) of the municipality of Cumanayagua, Cienfuegos, Cuba. Its goal was to evaluate feasibility of technology implementation in Cuba.  The effluent physical and chemical indicators were determined at entry and exit from biodigesters. The biodigesters charged with pig manure were able to remove 75.88% COD, and up to 66-44% SS. Besides, 64.79% of the contaminating organic load was converted into volatile products during biofermentation. Meanwhile, the biodigesters charged with cattle manure removed 60.42% of COD, and up to 67.67% of SS; 61.51% of the organic contaminating load was converted in volatile products. It was concluded that the biodigesters had acceptable efficiency values, and that the technology can be applied in Cuba.    

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Pérez González, Y., & Mata Varela, M. (2016). Efficiency of Livestock Residue Treatment in Geomembrane Digesters. Agrisost, 22(3), 51-59. Recuperado a partir de https://revistas.reduc.edu.cu/index.php/agrisost/article/view/1291
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