There will be free technology demonstrations for liquid manure management and wastewater treatment on June 2, 2017, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the University of Illinois Swine Research Center, Curtis Road entrance. The event is recommended for farmers and farm operators, wastewater treatment professionals, sustainability professionals, and researchers. Lunch will be provided to attendees. Please register by May 30 at illinois.edu/fb/sec/7301363 if you would like to attend the demonstrations.
View an informational video.
- Vegetable Oil Filtration - This filtration system is 55 gallons in size and can be put in series or parallel to work with small- to medium-sized animal feeding operation liquid manure lagoons and small rural wastewater treatment lagoons. It uses the hydrophobic nature of any hormones remaining in the liquid manure or sewage to trap them in the oil to prevent their release into the environment.
- Algae Treatment and Energy Production - This treatment method is fully scalable to any size system and works best with large animal feeding operations and traditional wastewater treatment plant technologies. The algae remove nutrients and other contaminants from sewage and manure. Then the algae is separated from the water. The water can be discharged and the algae are processed using hydrothermal liquefaction to create liquid fuel and other bioenergy products.
The event title links to a flyer with diagrams and a map.