Daily Cleaning Options for Sloped Manure Pits in Swine Finishing

dc.contributor.author Strobel, Brian
dc.contributor.author Oertwig, Terry
dc.contributor.author Paulsen, Brian
dc.contributor.author Harmon, Jay
dc.contributor.department Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
dc.date 2018-02-13T04:02:34.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T22:31:25Z
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dc.date.copyright Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2009
dc.date.embargo 2012-12-11
dc.date.issued 2009-06-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Two technologies were evaluated for daily manure removal in shallow, sloped pits in swine finishing facilities. The criteria included cleaning ability, initial cost, and water usage. One system selected for the trial was mechanical and one was liquid-based. Preliminary results of the scraper system have shown clean pit floor and side walls. The frequency of scraping has been reduced to several times per day and twice after a weekend. Challenges of the system include cleaning the front 0.45 m (18”) along the wall and using water to assist the drainage of manure. Results of the tip tank have shown a 4 gallon per pig recycle water usage per day. Flushability of the solids and development of sufficient head were factors in this 3 design. Both systems were automated to lessen human intervention and designed to allow the recycle pumps to be shut down at night.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is an ASABE Meeting Presentation, Paper No. <a href="http://elibrary.asabe.org/abstract.asp?aid=27106&t=3&dabs=Y&redir=&redirType=" target="_blank">096307</a>.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering
dc.subject.keywords Ammonia
dc.subject.keywords Air Quality
dc.subject.keywords Odor
dc.subject.keywords Scraper system
dc.subject.keywords Flush tank
dc.title Daily Cleaning Options for Sloped Manure Pits in Swine Finishing
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