Methane Production From Animal by-Products and Wastes

The Journal of Environmental studies (JES) 
Vol.V: 51-55 (5), 5 pages
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Author:Daoud ' Ahmed
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Abstract

This study was carried out in the laboratory of nutrition, College of veterinary medicine and animal production. The study was continued for 30 days. The results obtained in this study were very satisfactory. The mixed treatment (50% poultry droppings + 50 % hides) recorded the highest amount of methane (1308 cm3), followed by hide by- products (570cm3) and poultry droppings (250 cm3) respectively. The nitrogen and crude protein contents of the slurry (residue of the digestion) were recorded. The highest crude protein content was in mixed slurry (8.5%), poultry droppings (6.88%) and hide by - products (5.88%) respectively. The physical measured properties were normal in color, smell and neutral PH. The carbon dioxide emitted (turbidity) was highest in the mixed treatment, followed by hide by – product and poultry droppings respectively. The methane production through simple methods can be implemented in the sub-urban and rural areas without complications and can contribute in the wellbeing of the rural people.

Keywords

Methane, Fermentation, Biomass

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