Biochemical Methane Potential of Animal Manure and Cultivated Forage Crops at the Reclaimed Tideland

가축분뇨와 간척지 사료작물의 메탄발생량

  • 허남효 (한국농촌공사 농어촌연구원 농촌자연환경연구소) ;
  • 이승헌 (한국농촌공사 농어촌연구원 농촌자연환경연구소) ;
  • 김병기 (한국농촌공사 농어촌연구원 농촌자연환경연구소)
  • Published : 2008.10.16


Anaerobic biodegradability(AB), which can be determined with the ultimate methane yield by the decomposition of organic materials, is one of the important parameters for the design and the operation of anaerobic digestion plant. In this study, Biochemical Methane Potential(BMP) test has been carried out to evaluate the methane yield of animal manures, such as pig and cattle slurries, and different forage crops cultivated at the reclaimed tideland, such as maize, sorghum, barley, rye, Italian ryegrass(IRG), rape, rush and sludge produced from slaughterhouse wastewater treatment plant(SWTP). In the ultimate methane yield of animal manure, that of pig slurry(no used a EM) was 407 $mlCH_4/gVS_{fed}$ higher than 242 $mlCH_4/gVS_{fed}$ of cattle slurry. The ultimate methane yield of spike-crop rye was 442.36 $mlCH_4/gVS_{fed}$ the highest among different forage crops, the other showed the value above a methane yield of 300 $mlCH_4/gVS_{fed}$. The forage crop could be used as a good substrate to improve the methane production in anaerobic co-digestion together with animal manure.