Belt Conveyor Manure Separation System: Impact on Odour and Gas Emissions
Handling large volumes of manure from livestock operations led to environmental concerns, so innovative strategies are being explored to manage manure in an environmental and economical manner. A tilted belt conveyor (BC) was examined to replace the slatted portion of the pen to separate feces and urine at the pen level. The BC pen did not adversely affect the well-being and performance of the animals. Most of the phosphorous was effectively isolated in a low mass solid phase. It can also reduce carbon dioxide emission rate. Odour and ammonia emissions were not impacted.