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Treatment of Pig Farm Effluents by Means of Biodigestion ALIAR

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Treatment of Pig Farm Effluents by Means of Biodigestion ALIAR

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5888268 km2
Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
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Partners: Aliar S.A.
El Agua Nos Une - SuizAgua America Latina
Countries: Colombia
Regions: Colombia, Orinoco
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Water Quality (SDG 6.3)
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Project Type: Operations
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2017  »  Dec. 2017
Project Investment: $470846.00
Tech Provider: Internal development
Project Source: El Agua nos Une
Profile Completion: 58%

Project Overview

The biodigestion process consists in the digestion of manure from pig farms. This process produces methane gas, carbon dioxide and manure. The gas is used to generate electricity. Manure is an organic fertilizer rich in nitrogen (1.2 kg/m2), phosphorus (0.24 kg/m2) and potassium (0.85 kg / m2), which is added to the soil used for livestock farming. These values lead to savings in energy and fertilizer consumption.

Project Results

Treatment and use of 10,220m3/year in pig farm effluents.

Savings of USD 108,274 in the use of manure for fertilization. In addition, no fertilizers were purchased since manure is added in the appropriate proportions according to the requirements of the soil (720 kg nitrogen/Ha per year).

Non-monetary savings: Irrigation of 1,656 Ha with manure. Reduction of odors and volatile organic compounds.

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Laura gallo
Profesional de apoyo
Centro Nacional de Producción Más Limpia

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