versão impressa ISSN 0100-6916
ORRICO JUNIOR, Marco A. P.; ORRICO, Ana C. A. e LUCAS JUNIOR, Jorge de. Anaerobic digestion of waste from poultry production: poultry litter and carcass. Eng. Agríc. [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.3, pp. 546-554. ISSN 0100-6916. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-69162010000300018.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the production of biogas, and the production potential, and quality of biofertilizer obtained from the anaerobic digestion of waste poultry litter and poultry carcasses pre composted. For this were pre composted poultry litter and carcasses of dead birds in a composter for a period of 60 days, time needed to occur prior decomposition of the carcasses and so it can manipulate the material to supply the biodigestor. After this period the material was used to supply the batch field biodigestor with a capacity of 60 liters of material in fermentation. For the process of anaerobic digestion tests were performed in the levels of total solids (TS), volatile solids (VS), chemical composition of effluent, and the most probable number (MPN) of total and thermotolerant coliforms in the influent and effluent. The potential average productions of biogas are: 0073, 0152, 0141m ³.kg-1 of material, VS and TS added, respectively. There were reductions of over 99% in NMP of total and thermotolerant coliforms, and observed MPN of 3.7 x 105.g-1 at the beginning and 7.45 x 102 g-1 at the end.
Palavras-chave : methane; waste; environment.