Evaluation of commercial products to mitigate swine manure foam

Matt Robert, Aikaterini Kasimati, Anny Carolina Clarindo, Thais Coser Bragatto, Ted Funk, Richard S. Gates

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Abstract

This research was conducted to test different kinds of defoaming products and analyze their efficacy to help farmers to eliminate foaming problems in deep pit swine facilities. The most efficient antifoaming product tested was an oil-based product. Based on the economic analyses, this product is also the least expensive compared with the others tested, mainly because the amount needed to stop foam was lower than the others. The best proportion tested was a ratio of 1:100 (product to water). It should be noted that using suppressants to reduce the foam in the building would be expected to result in short-term higher concentrations of methane in the building due to foam knock-down.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2011, ASABE 2011
PublisherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Pages4511-4525
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781618391568
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
EventAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2011 - Louisville, KY, United States
Duration: Aug 7 2011Aug 10 2011

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2011, ASABE 2011
Volume6

Other

OtherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2011
CountryUnited States
CityLouisville, KY
Period8/7/118/10/11

Keywords

  • Deep pit manure storage
  • Defoaming products
  • Manure foam
  • Swine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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    Robert, M., Kasimati, A., Clarindo, A. C., Bragatto, T. C., Funk, T., & Gates, R. S. (2011). Evaluation of commercial products to mitigate swine manure foam. In American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2011, ASABE 2011 (pp. 4511-4525). (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2011, ASABE 2011; Vol. 6). American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.