Monitoring the performance of covered anaerobic ponds in the treatment of abattoir waste

McCabe, B. K. and Pittaway, P. and Baillie, C. and Harris, P. (2011) Monitoring the performance of covered anaerobic ponds in the treatment of abattoir waste. In: SEAg 2011: Diverse Challenges, Innovative Solutions, 29-30 Sep 2011, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Churchill Abattoir Pty Ltd (CA) is a beef abattoir and rendering facility that has operated for 43 years as a Government entity, and for the past 11 years as a private enterprise. Since the changeover, there have been significant improvements in CA’s environmental performance. In response to improving waste treatment and minimisation, CA has developed a novel covered anaerobic pond design for the treatment of abattoir waste water. This design consists of five smaller ponds arranged in a cell configuration which has been driven by a number of factors including, manageability (for desludging ponds) and ease of removing and applying covers. Industry design and management standards are based on generalized metrics for anaerobic ponds rather than industry specific data. To inform pond design an intensive study of pond behaviour will be performed on the covered anaerobic ponds. This paper gives an overview of the literature reported on the use of anaerobic ponds in the treatment of high strength waste water and outlines the monitoring approach that will be undertaken to assess the behaviour and performance of these novel anaerobic ponds.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Publisher does not formally support archiving.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2012 00:39
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 04:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: covered anaerobic ponds; abattoir; waste water; design criteria; methane; biogas
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0702 Animal Production > 070299 Animal Production not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090508 Water Quality Engineering
09 Engineering > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090703 Environmental Technologies
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960912 Urban and Industrial Water Management

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