Animal Wastewater News

  • Environmental XPRT forecasts continued growth for the biogas market

    Wind and solar may capture headlines, but biogas is one of the most widely available sources of renewable energy around. It’s produced by a variety of organic material and waste, such as sewage sludge or animal manure, and has many benefits, including waste reduction, climate change mitigation and power generation.In its ...


    By XPRT Media

  • Bernardin Lochmueller Awarded Patent for CAFO Wastewater Treatment Wetlands

    Bernardin Lochmueller & Associates (BLA), a leader in sustainable infrastructure design, recently received a method patent for its Eco-Treatment™ constructed wetland system to treat wastewater from animal confinement operations (Patent No. US 8,021,551 B2). Manure management processes by Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) have come under increasing scrutiny. Some CAFOs store ...


    By Lochmueller Group, Inc.

  • Environmental impact of animal waste

    North and South Carolina have seen a steady increase in swine production over the last 15 years. In North Carolina alone, swine production generates approximately a quarter of the state’s gross farm receipts. The presence of so many large-scale pig farms leads to the problem of proper animal waste disposal.   The most common practice in the Carolinas is storing animal waste in ...

  • New EPA requirements for controlling wastewater from large animal feeding operations

    EPA has finalized a rule helping to protect the nation’s water quality by requiring concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) to safely manage manure.  EPA estimates CAFO regulations will prevent 56 million pounds of phosphorus, 110 million pounds of nitrogen, and 2 billion pounds of sediment from entering streams, lakes, and other waters annually. “EPA’s new regulation of animal ...

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