A sustainable solution for pig manure treatment: Environmental compliance with the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control directive. Contract COOP-CT-2005-017641

    Project Details


    Pig farming is a major EU agricultural industry, with about 300 million tons of manure produced annually by the SME farmers. This is a major environmental problem, resulting in severe pollution of ground water and eutrophication of surface waters due to high nitrate, ammonia and phosphate emissions. This project provides an integrated solution using a combination of innovative technologies, thereby enabling the farmers to attain environmental compliance with the IPPC, and Waste directives.

    The project develops UASB technology for a digester, combined with dilution by Brammox effluent to prevent ammonia and sulphur inhibition. C-digestion with several other organic wastes will improve biogas output. The Anphos process will remove phosphate as struvite, as well as ammonia removal with precipitation of the non-digested solids. The Brammox process will be used for the first time for the removal of ammonia from the digested pig manure. PIGMAN will develop nitrification/denitrification in an activated sludge process combined with ultra filtration membranes (Biomembrane process).
    Effective start/end date01/01/200631/12/2007

    Collaborative partners

    • Technical University of Denmark (lead)
    • SELOR eeig (Project partner)
    • Hegndal svineproduktion (Project partner)
    • Colsen BV (Project partner)
    • WasteMan Pty Ltd. (Project partner)
    • Lahav C.R.O (Project partner)
    • Kailas & Sons Pty Ltd (Project partner)
    • University of Ioannina (Project partner)
    • Knops pork B.V. (Project partner)
    • ROL-KON Spolka z o.o (Project partner)
    • Ghent University (Project partner)


    • Forsk. EU - Rammeprogram


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