Reduction emissions of CO2, CH4 and H2S through composting of swine manure

In conjunction with the development of technologies for the production of swine meat, a strong exploration and degradation of the environment occurred and the activity became a source of pollution in the producing regions. Therefore, there is a need for alternative technologies that minimize the pollutant potential of the current system of production. The proposed work was to analyze and to compare the emission of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) between the management of swine manure in solid form (composting) and liquid manure (deep pit), and assess the efficiency of the process of composting through the physical and chemical parameters. The test was implemented in the experimental field of Embrapa Suínos e Aves, located in Concordia (SC). The results have showed that composting reduces 7 times the CH4 emission comparing to deep pit, and emission of CO2 represented 78.5% of total mineralized carbon. Considering that the emission of H2S was significant only in the management of waste in liquid form, then management of waste in solid form can reduce the environmental impacts, which tends to be beneficial in terms of mitigation of greenhouse effect and may contribute to the reduction of odors.

greenhouse gases emissions; treatment swine waste; swine manure


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