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Animal Waste Containment in Lagoons

Edited by Lakshmi N. Reddi, P.E.
MOP 105ISBN (print): 978-0-7844-0716-5ISBN (PDF): 978-0-7844-7107-4


Prepared by the Animal Waste Containment Committee of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.

Animal Waste Containment in Lagoons provides a comprehensive view of the state-of-the-art practice of animal waste containment and gives directions for future research techniques. Topics Include: Fate of nitrogen compounds in animal waste lagoons; Seepage and transport through anaerobic lagoon liners; Clogging of animal waste lagoon liners; Evaluating seepage losses and liner performance at animal waste lagoons using water balance methods; Use of coal combustion by-products as low permeability liners for manure storage facilities; and Air quality issues associated with livestock production.

Practitioners in the following disciplines: water resources, environmental, geotechnical, and agricultural engineering will find this manual to be very beneficial.

  • Chapter 1 Introduction

    pp. 1 - 9
  • Chapter 2 Fate of Nitrogen Compounds in Animal Waste Lagoons

    pp. 11 - 26
  • Chapter 3 Seepage and Transport through Anaerobic Lagoon Liners

    pp. 27 - 51
  • Chapter 4 Clogging of Animal Waste: An Overview

    pp. 53 - 74
  • Chapter 5 Evaluating Seepage Losses and Liner Performance at Animal Waste Lagoons using Water Balance Methods

    pp. 75 - 101
  • Chapter 6 Use of Coal Combustion By-Products as Low-Permeability Liners for Manure Storage Facilities

    pp. 103 - 144
  • Chapter 7 Air Quality Issues Associated with Livestock Production

    pp. 145 - 181