Concentration and extraction of phosphorus from swine manure slurries as struvite
D. R. Raman
Kenneth J. Stalder
The objective of this research was to address the application of dedicated struvite reactors for full-scale pork production operations by: (1) Investigating a method that quickly identifies maximum struvite precipitation, accounting for real-time variations of magnesium demand within the manure slurries. (2) Developing and testing a short-retention-time pilot-scale reactor that: (a) Effectively and reliably reduces DRP in a variety of swine manure slurries; (b) Provides separation and recovery of precipitated struvite for TP reduction; (c) Can be effectively applied to modern pork production systems across a variety of manure management systems.