ENERGY RECOVERY FROM ANIMAL WASTES AND USING OF ENERGY
- 1. Selçuk University, Engineering Faculty, Environmental Engineering Department, Konya, Turkey
- 2. Selçuk University, Engineering Faculty, Environmental Engineering Department, Konya, Turkey
Abstract: Animal solid wastes have been used throughout the history as fertilizer or as a fuel source after being dried. Significant environmental problems have come to light recently due to large increases in farm capacities and the amount of these wastes. Environmental health problems arising from animal wastes can be as harmful as problems caused by some industrial wastes. The potential energy crisis caused by the reduction of fossil fuels and the environmental problems resulting from animal wastes are considered together and it is seen that both concepts should be considered together in the future. When environmentally acceptable disposal methods for animal wastes are considered as a large-scale biomass-energy conversion system, it is also possible to obtain energy from these wastes and to obtain fertilizer which is a nutritional value in the form of a by-product. In this study, energy availability from animal wastes and usage areas of this energy were evaluated.