Resource recovery for environmental management of dilute livestock manure using a solid-liquid separation approach

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Grell, Torben, Marchuk, Serhiy, Williams, Ian, McCabe, Bernadette K. and Tait, Stephan. 2023. "Resource recovery for environmental management of dilute livestock manure using a solid-liquid separation approach ." Journal of Environmental Management. 325 (Part A), pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.116254
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Resource recovery for environmental management of dilute livestock manure using a solid-liquid separation approach

ERA Journal ID5850
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsGrell, Torben, Marchuk, Serhiy, Williams, Ian, McCabe, Bernadette K. and Tait, Stephan
Journal TitleJournal of Environmental Management
Journal Citation325 (Part A), pp. 1-10
Article Number116254
Number of Pages10
Year2023
PublisherElsevier
Place of PublicationNetherlands
ISSN0301-4797
1093-0191
1095-8630
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.116254
Web Address (URL)https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479722018278
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Mechanical solid-liquid separation is an emerging closed-loop technology to recover and recycle carbon, nutrients and water from dilute livestock manure. This closed-loop concept is tested using a modular separation technology (Z-Filter) applied at full-scale for the first time to treat effluent from a pasture-based dairy. Effluent flow rates were 200–400 L min−1 at a total solids (TS) content of 0.52% (pH 7.2). Separation efficiency and composition of the separated solid fraction were determined, and chemically-assisted separation with cationic polymer flocculant with/without hydrated lime was also tested. Without flocculant and lime, 25.9% of TS and 33.4% of volatile solids (VS) ended up in the solid fraction, but total Kjeldahl nitrogen (TKN), phosphorus (P) and potassium recovery was not significant, likely being in poorly separable fine particle or soluble fractions. With a 5% flow-based dosage of flocculant, most of the TS (69%) and VS (85%), and notable amounts of TKN (52–56%) and P (40%) ended up in the solid fraction. Phosphorus recovery was further increased to 91% when both flocculant and hydrated lime was added up to pH 9.2. The solid fraction was stackable with 16–20% TS, making transport more economical to enable further processing and beneficial reuse of nutrients and organic matter. Removal of VS also reduces fugitive methane emissions from uncovered anaerobic effluent ponds. Overall, the results indicated that solid-liquid separation could provide improved environmental management options for dairy farmers with dilute manure effluent to beneficially utilise organic matter and nutrients.

KeywordsDairy effluent; Phosphorus recovery; Mechanical filtration; Carbon recycling; Biofertilizer
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020401106. Waste management, reduction, reuse and recycling
410404. Environmental management
Byline AffiliationsCentre for Agricultural Engineering (Research)
Augusta Margaret River Clean Community Energy, Australia
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Relationship between microbial community, operational factors and ammonia inhibition resilience in anaerobic digesters at low and moderate ammonia background concentrations
Lu, Y., Liaquat, R., Astals, S., Jensen, P. D., Batstone, D. J. and Tait, S.. 2018. "Relationship between microbial community, operational factors and ammonia inhibition resilience in anaerobic digesters at low and moderate ammonia background concentrations." New Biotechnology. 44, pp. 23-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nbt.2018.02.013
Oxidative capacitance of sulfate-based boron-doped diamond electrochemical system
Farhat, Ali, Keller, Jurg, Tait, Stephan and Radjenovic, Jelena. 2018. "Oxidative capacitance of sulfate-based boron-doped diamond electrochemical system." Electrochemistry Communications. 89, pp. 14-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.elecom.2018.02.007
Validating laboratory assessment of threshold electrolyte concentration for fields irrigated with marginal quality saline-sodic water
Dang, A., Bennett, J. McL., Marchuk, A., Marchuk, S., Biggs, A. J. W. and Raine, S. R.. 2018. "Validating laboratory assessment of threshold electrolyte concentration for fields irrigated with marginal quality saline-sodic water." Agricultural Water Management. 205, pp. 21-29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2018.04.037
Towards incorporation of potassium into the disaggregation model for determination of soil-specific threshold electrolyte concentration
Dang, A., Bennett, J. M., Marchuk, A., Marchuk, S., Biggs, A. J. W. and Raine, S. R.. 2018. "Towards incorporation of potassium into the disaggregation model for determination of soil-specific threshold electrolyte concentration." Soil Research. 56 (7), pp. 664-674. https://doi.org/10.1071/SR17305
Possible effects of irrigation with wastewater on the clay mineralogy of some Australian clayey soils: laboratory study
Marchuk, Serhiy, Churchman, Jock and Rengasamy, Pichu. 2016. "Possible effects of irrigation with wastewater on the clay mineralogy of some Australian clayey soils: laboratory study." Soil Research. 54 (7), pp. 857-868. https://doi.org/10.1071/SR14373
Effect of applied potassium concentration on clay dispersion, hydraulic conductivity, pore structure and mineralogy of two contrasting Australian soils
Marchuk, Serhiy and Marchuk, Alla. 2018. "Effect of applied potassium concentration on clay dispersion, hydraulic conductivity, pore structure and mineralogy of two contrasting Australian soils." Soil and Tillage Research. 182, pp. 35-44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2018.04.016
Process Monitoring and Control for an Anaerobic Covered Lagoon Treating Abattoir Wastewater
Schmidt, Thomas, McCabe, Bernadette and Harris, Peter. 2018. "Process Monitoring and Control for an Anaerobic Covered Lagoon Treating Abattoir Wastewater." Chemical Engineering and Technology. 41 (4), pp. 755-760. https://doi.org/10.1002/ceat.201700391
Effect of trace element addition and increasing organic loading rates on the anaerobic digestion of cattle slaughterhouse wastewater
Schmidt, Thomas, McCabe, Bernadette, Harris, Peter and Lee, Seonmi. 2018. "Effect of trace element addition and increasing organic loading rates on the anaerobic digestion of cattle slaughterhouse wastewater." Bioresource Technology. 264 (September), pp. 51-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2018.05.050
Impact of thermobaric pre-treatment on the continuous anaerobic digestion of high-fat cattle slaughterhouse waste
Harris, Peter W., Schmidt, Thomas and McCabe, Bernadette K.. 2018. "Impact of thermobaric pre-treatment on the continuous anaerobic digestion of high-fat cattle slaughterhouse waste." Biochemical Engineering Journal. 134, pp. 108-113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bej.2018.03.007
Dissolved organic carbon in leachate after application of granular and liquid N–P–K fertilizers to a sugarcane soil
Pittaway, P. A., Melland, A. R., Antille, D. L. and Marchuk, S.. 2018. "Dissolved organic carbon in leachate after application of granular and liquid N–P–K fertilizers to a sugarcane soil." Journal of Environmental Quality. 47 (3), pp. 522-529. https://doi.org/10.2134/jeq2017.11.0433
An investigation into the fertilizer potential of slaughterhouse cattle paunch
Antille, D. L., McCabe, B. K., Van Der Spek, W. and Baillie, C. P.. 2018. "An investigation into the fertilizer potential of slaughterhouse cattle paunch." Transactions of the ASABE. 61 (1), pp. 87-101. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.12342
Bovine bile as a bio-surfactant pre-treatment option for anaerobic digestion of high-fat cattle slaughterhouse waste
Harris, Peter W., Schmidt, Thomas and McCabe, Bernadette K.. 2018. "Bovine bile as a bio-surfactant pre-treatment option for anaerobic digestion of high-fat cattle slaughterhouse waste." Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 6 (1), pp. 444-450. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2017.12.034
Evaluation of chemical, thermobaric and thermochemical pre-treatment on anaerobic digestion of high-fat cattle slaughterhouse waste
Harris, Peter W., Schmidt, Thomas and McCabe, Bernadette K.. 2017. "Evaluation of chemical, thermobaric and thermochemical pre-treatment on anaerobic digestion of high-fat cattle slaughterhouse waste." Bioresource Technology. 244 (1), pp. 605-610. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2017.07.179
Kepler-22b: a 2.4 earth-radius planet in the habitable zone of a sun-like star
Borucki, William J., Koch, David G., Batalha, Natalie, Bryson, Stephen T., Rowe, Jason, Fressin, Francois, Torres, Guillermo, Caldwell, Douglas A., Christensen-Dalsgaard, Jorgen, Cochran, William D., DeVore, Edna, Gautier, Thomas N., Geary, John C., Gilliland, Ronald, Gould, Alan, Howell, Steve B., Jenkins, Jon M., Latham, David W., Lissauer, Jack J., ..., Rapin, William. 2012. "Kepler-22b: a 2.4 earth-radius planet in the habitable zone of a sun-like star." The Astrophysical Journal: an international review of astronomy and astronomical physics. 745 (2), pp. 120-135. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/745/2/120
An alternative index to the exchangeable sodium percentage for an explanation of dispersion occurring in soils
Bennett, John McL., Marchuk, Alla and Marchuk, Serhiy. 2016. "An alternative index to the exchangeable sodium percentage for an explanation of dispersion occurring in soils." Soil Research. 54 (8), pp. 949-957. https://doi.org/10.1071/SR15281
Investigation into thin layer drying rates and equilibrium moisture content of abattoir paunch waste
Spence, Jennifer, Buttsworth, David, McCabe, Bernadette K., Baillie, Craig, Antille, Diogenes L. and Carter, Brad. 2018. "Investigation into thin layer drying rates and equilibrium moisture content of abattoir paunch waste." Renewable Energy. 124, pp. 95-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2017.07.082
Creating confidence: exploring the effectiveness of a pre-study resource as a 'front loading' strategy in a foundation nursing science course
McCabe, Bernadette K., Kek, Megan and Turner, Joanna. 2011. "Creating confidence: exploring the effectiveness of a pre-study resource as a 'front loading' strategy in a foundation nursing science course." 14th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE 2011). Perth, Australia 29 Jun - 01 Jul 2011 Brisbane, Australia.
Thermodynamic modelling and threshold electrolyte concentration analysis for treatment and application of coal seam gas associated water
Bennett, John McLean and Marchuk, Serhiy. 2016. Thermodynamic modelling and threshold electrolyte concentration analysis for treatment and application of coal seam gas associated water . Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
Review of pre-treatments used in anaerobic digestion and their potential application in high-fat cattle slaughterhouse wastewater
Harris, Peter W. and McCabe, Bernadette K.. 2015. "Review of pre-treatments used in anaerobic digestion and their potential application in high-fat cattle slaughterhouse wastewater." Applied Energy. 155, pp. 560-575. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.06.026
An alternative index to ESP to explain dispersion occurring in Australian soils when Na content is low
Marchuk, A., Marchuk, S., Bennett, J., Eyres, M. and Scott, E.. 2014. "An alternative index to ESP to explain dispersion occurring in Australian soils when Na content is low." Patti, Antonio, Tang, Caixan and Wong, Vanessa (ed.) 2014 National Soil Science Conference. Melbourne, Australia 23 - 27 Nov 2014 Melbourne, Australia.
Assessing a new approach to covered anaerobic pond design in the treatment of abattoir wastewater
McCabe, B. K., Harris, P., Baillie, C., Pittaway, P. and Yusaf, T.. 2013. "Assessing a new approach to covered anaerobic pond design in the treatment of abattoir wastewater." Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering. 10 (1), pp. 81-93. https://doi.org/10.7158/N12-AE07.2013.10.1.
Investigating wastewater modelling as a tool to predict anaerobic decomposition and biogas yield of abattoir effluent
McCabe, Bernadette K., Hamawand, Ihsan and Baillie, Craig. 2013. "Investigating wastewater modelling as a tool to predict anaerobic decomposition and biogas yield of abattoir effluent." Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 1 (4), pp. 1375-1379. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2013.07.015
The role of turbulent pressure as a coherent pulsational driving mechanism: The case of the δ SCUTI STAR HD 187547
Antoci, V., Cunha, M., Houdek, G., Kjeldsen, H., Trampedach, R., Handler, G., Luftinger, T., Arentoft, T. and Murphy, S.. 2014. "The role of turbulent pressure as a coherent pulsational driving mechanism: The case of the δ SCUTI STAR HD 187547." The Astrophysical Journal: an international review of astronomy and astronomical physics. 796 (2), pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/796/2/118
A case study for biogas generation from covered anaerobic ponds treating abattoir wastewater: investigation of pond performance and potential biogas production
McCabe, Bernadette K., Hamawand, Ihsan, Harris, Peter, Baillie, Craig and Yusaf, Talal. 2014. "A case study for biogas generation from covered anaerobic ponds treating abattoir wastewater: investigation of pond performance and potential biogas production." Applied Energy. 114, pp. 798-808. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.10.020
Promoting asynchronous interactivity of recorded lectures in blended learning environments
McCabe, Bernadette K. and Hobohm, Carola. 2012. "Promoting asynchronous interactivity of recorded lectures in blended learning environments." Brown, M., Hartnett, M. and Stewart, T. M. (ed.) 29th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2012). Wellington, New Zealand 25 - 28 Nov 2012 Gold Coast, Australia.
An integrated approach to the use of complementary visual learning tools in an undergraduate microbiology class
McCabe, Bernadette. 2011. "An integrated approach to the use of complementary visual learning tools in an undergraduate microbiology class." Journal of Biological Education. 45 (4), pp. 236-243. https://doi.org/10.1080/00219266.2010.549496
Monitoring the performance of covered anaerobic ponds in the treatment of abattoir waste
McCabe, B. K., Pittaway, P., Baillie, C. and Harris, P.. 2011. "Monitoring the performance of covered anaerobic ponds in the treatment of abattoir waste." Banhazi, T., Saunders, C. and Hegarty, R. (ed.) SEAg 2011: Diverse Challenges, Innovative Solutions. Gold Coast, Australia 29 - 30 Sep 2011 Canberra, Australia.
Scientists in schools – a case study
McCabe, Bernadette K. and Weber, Hellen. 2010. "Scientists in schools – a case study." The Queensland Science Teacher. 36 (4), pp. 28-31.
Growth and characterisation of Chlorella vulgaris under increased lipid culture regimes
Harris, Peter, McCabe, Bernadette K. and Pittaway, Pam. 2010. "Growth and characterisation of Chlorella vulgaris under increased lipid culture regimes." Goh, Steven C. and Wang, Hao (ed.) 2010 Southern Region Engineering Conference (SREC 2010). Toowoomba, Australia 11 - 12 Nov 2010 Toowoomba, Australia.
Sweetening a bitter pill: educational strategies supporting the foundation sciences in first year nursing
McCabe, Bernadette K.. 2009. "Sweetening a bitter pill: educational strategies supporting the foundation sciences in first year nursing." Mortimer, Kelly (ed.) 12th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE 2009). Townsville, Australia 29 Jun - 01 Jul 2009 Brisbane, Australia.
Immobilization of monocentric and polycentric types of anaerobic chytrid fungi in Ca-alginate
McCabe, Bernadette K., Kuek, Clem, Gordon, Geoffrey L. R. and Phillips, Michael W.. 2001. "Immobilization of monocentric and polycentric types of anaerobic chytrid fungi in Ca-alginate ." Enzyme and Microbial Technology. 29 (2-3), pp. 144-149. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0141-0229(01)00367-2
Introducing wine science in the high school curriculum: a teacher's workshop
McCabe, Bernadette K.. 2007. "Introducing wine science in the high school curriculum: a teacher's workshop." Burton, Tracey (ed.) 9th Biennial Chemical Education Conference (CHEMED 2007): Where Chemical Agents Bond. Auckland, New Zealand 01 - 04 Jul 2007 Auckland, New Zealand.
Identifying threshold concepts specific to science learning in nursing and the development of teaching approaches to facilitate their crossing
McCabe, Bernadette K.. 2010. "Identifying threshold concepts specific to science learning in nursing and the development of teaching approaches to facilitate their crossing." 3rd Biennial Threshold Concepts Symposium: Exploring Transformative Dimensions of Threshold Concepts. Sydney, Australia 01 - 02 Jul 2010 Sydney, Australia.
School-scientist partnerships: what makes them tick? A case study from the CSIRO scientists in schools program
McCabe, Bernadette K., Weber, Hellen and Pezaro, Charlotte. 2011. "School-scientist partnerships: what makes them tick? A case study from the CSIRO scientists in schools program." 1st international Conference of STEM in Education. Brisbane, Australia 26 - 27 Nov 2010 Brisbane, Australia.
Tablet PCs as a catalyst to pedagogical innovation: a case study in microbiology
McCabe, Bernadette K.. 2010. "Tablet PCs as a catalyst to pedagogical innovation: a case study in microbiology." 5th International Inquiring Pedagogies Conference: Conceptualising Impact: Exploring the Effectiveness of Practice Through Pedagogic Research (iPED 2010). Coventry, United Kingdom 15 - 16 Sep 2010 Coventry, United Kingdom.
Microalgae as alternative fuel for compression ignition (CI) Engines
Allwayzy, S. H., Yusaf, T., McCabe, B., Pittaway, P. and Aravinthan, V.. 2010. "Microalgae as alternative fuel for compression ignition (CI) Engines." Goh, Steven C. and Wang, Hao (ed.) 2010 Southern Region Engineering Conference (SREC 2010). Toowoomba, Australia 11 - 12 Nov 2010 Toowoomba, Australia.
Using a tablet PC in bioscience instruction amongst diverse student cohorts
McCabe, Bernadette K.. 2009. "Using a tablet PC in bioscience instruction amongst diverse student cohorts." Franke, Katharina (ed.) 2009 Australasian Tablets in Education Conference. Clayton, Australia 03 - 04 Dec 2009 Melbourne, Australia.
Ready, set, go...- flexible package supporting the biophysical sciences in first year nursing
McCabe, Bernadette K.. 2009. "Ready, set, go...- flexible package supporting the biophysical sciences in first year nursing." Kift, Sally (ed.) ALTC First Year Experience Curriculum Design Symposium 2009. Brisbane, Australia 05 - 06 Feb 2009 Brisbane, Australia.
A multi-site campaign to measure solar-like oscillations in Procyon. II. mode frequencies
Bedding, Timothy R., Kjeldsen, Hans, Campante, Tiago L., Appourchaux, Thierry, Bonanno, Alfio, Chaplin, William J., Garcia, Rafael A., Martić, Milena, Mosser, Benoit, Butler, R. Paul, Bruntt, Hans, Kiss, László L., O'Toole, Simon J., Kambe, Eiji, Ando, Hiroyasu, Izumiura, Hideyuki, Sato, Bun'ei, Hartmann, Michael, Hatzes, Artie, ..., Reffert, Sabine. 2010. "A multi-site campaign to measure solar-like oscillations in Procyon. II. mode frequencies." The Astrophysical Journal: an international review of astronomy and astronomical physics. 713 (2), pp. 935-949. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/713/2/935
Under the microscope: from bugs to the class room
McCabe, Bernadette K.. 2007. "Under the microscope: from bugs to the class room." Fogarty, Roderick (ed.) 3rd International Conference on Pedagogies and Learning. Brisbane, Australia 26 - 28 Sep 2007 Toowoomba, Australia.
Parallels of lived experiences in learning: a scientist learning qualitative research and nurses learning science
McCabe, Bernadette K.. 2007. "Parallels of lived experiences in learning: a scientist learning qualitative research and nurses learning science." International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning. 3 (1), pp. 13-20.
Production of B-glucosidase using immobilised Piromyces sp. KSX1 and Orpinomyces sp. 478P1 in repeat-batch culture
McCabe, Bernadette K., Kuek, Clem, Gordon, Geoffrey L. R. and Phillips, Michael W.. 2003. "Production of B-glucosidase using immobilised Piromyces sp. KSX1 and Orpinomyces sp. 478P1 in repeat-batch culture." Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. 30 (4), pp. 205-209. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10295-003-0033-5