African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6576

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Treatments and utilization of swine waste in Brazil

Kesia Damaris de Azevedo Frigo
  • Kesia Damaris de Azevedo Frigo
  • State University of West Parana, University Street, University Garden, Cascavel, PR 85819-110, Brazil.
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Armin Feiden
  • Armin Feiden
  • State University of West Parana, University Street, University Garden, Cascavel, PR 85819-110, Brazil.
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Silvio Cesar Sampaio
  • Silvio Cesar Sampaio
  • State University of West Parana, University Street, University Garden, Cascavel, PR 85819-110, Brazil.
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Geraldo Camilo Alberton
  • Geraldo Camilo Alberton
  • Federal University of Parana, Pioneiro Street, Palotina, PR 85950-000, Brazil.
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Lara Talita Schneider
  • Lara Talita Schneider
  • State University of West Parana, University Street, University Garden, Cascavel, PR 85819-110, Brazil.
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Gabriela Bonassa
  • Gabriela Bonassa
  • State University of West Parana, University Street, University Garden, Cascavel, PR 85819-110, Brazil.
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Elisadro Pires Frigo
  • Elisadro Pires Frigo
  • Federal University of Parana, Pioneiro Street, Palotina, PR 85950-000, Brazil.
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Reginaldo Ferreira Santos
  • Reginaldo Ferreira Santos
  • State University of West Parana, University Street, University Garden, Cascavel, PR 85819-110, Brazil.
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  •  Received: 29 September 2016
  •  Accepted: 21 November 2016
  •  Published: 23 February 2017

Abstract

Swine wastes obtained from farming activities have the greatest impact on the environment by environmental agencies. Swine wastes together with poor management represent risks to the environment. In Brazil, these activities significantly increased in the last years and from 2014, the country became the fourth largest producer in the world. Swine wastes are generated in high amounts due to the confinement system used nowadays. This, coupled with the poor management of these wastes is now a serious problem to the environment. Therefore, the treatment of this waste is essential to maximize integration between environment and production. Based on this, the aim of this study is to perform a bibliographic survey of the swine waste treatment used mostly in Brazil and the ones that stand out most.

 

Key words: Swine waste, reuse, environment.