Swine meat production integrated with energy cogeneration: challenges and opportunities in using anaerobic biodigestion

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https://doi.org/10.14393/BJ-v39n0a2023-66926

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Process Mapping, Process Monitoring, Risk analysis.

Abstract

As environmental concerns and regulatory requirements increase over time, new alternatives for swine manure disposal emerge. Among them, anaerobic biodigestion is a relevant technology because it reduces the organic load of wastewater before its final disposal and provides economic benefits to farmers with biogas and biofertilizer production. Efficiently managing the anaerobic biodigestion process remains a challenge in developing countries, mainly due to the lack of information from swine meat producers to deal with the complexity of this system. A risk analysis can represent a promising tool for farm assistance because it provides a process overview. Hence, this study reports the results of a process mapping in a swine meat production farm in Minas Gerais, Brazil. This mapping was performed while monitoring biodigestion operational parameters and allowed the identification of the primary causes of process failures and potential environmental impacts. The results showed that anaerobic digestion promotes a relevant environmental gain. However, the need for improved process monitoring, investments in environmental assessment equipment, and technical training for producers also stood out as an improvement opportunity.

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2023-06-23

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LEITE, S.A.F., GOMES, N.S., SANTOS, L.A.B. dos, DELL’ISOLA, A.T.P. and LEITE, B.S., 2023. Swine meat production integrated with energy cogeneration: challenges and opportunities in using anaerobic biodigestion. Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 39, pp. e39087. [Accessed15 July 2024]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v39n0a2023-66926. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/66926.

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