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Utilisation of poultry litter as an energy feedstock
Lynch, Deirdre; Henihan, Anne Marie; Bowen, Barry; Lynch, Declan; McDonnell, Kevin; Kwapinski, Witold; Leahy, James J.
This paper examines poultry litter (PL) as a resource in fuel quality terms and illustrates how the small scale application of fluidised bed technology solves both energy and waste problems, while producing a nutrient rich ash. PL was found to have a higher heating value (HHV) of 18 GJ t−1 on a dry basis (db). On an as received basis (ar), it had an ash mass fraction of 9% and the elemental phosphorous content of the ash was 110 g kg−1. The resultant mineral matter can be utilised as a nutrient substitute for mineral fertiliser.
Keyword(s): energy; poultry litter; phosphorous; fluidised bed combustion; ash
Publication Date:
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University of Limerick
Funder(s): Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology
Citation(s): Biomass and Bioenergy;49, February, pp. 197-204
RSF 07 559
Publisher(s): Elsevier
First Indexed: 2013-10-24 05:37:57 Last Updated: 2018-04-27 06:33:59