Pollution Control for Agriculture - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124552609, 9780323152280

Pollution Control for Agriculture

1st Edition

Authors: Raymond Loehr
eBook ISBN: 9780323152280
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1977
Page Count: 398
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Pollution Control for Agriculture is a substantial revision of the ""Agricultural Waste Management"" book that discusses the implications and possible management systems for crop production. This 14-chapter text also provides the basic information needed to understand the concern on pollution from agricultural wastes. Agricultural wastes are defined as the excesses and residues from the growing and first processing of raw agricultural products, such as fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products.
The introductory chapters deal with the influence of legal constraints and changing agricultural practices on the environmental problems associated with agricultural production. The following chapter focuses on the characteristics of food processing wastes and animal wastes. The remaining chapters are devoted to the fundamentals, principles, and benefits of various waste management processes and treatment systems, including biological and biochemical processes, ponds and lagoons, oxygen transfer, aerobic, anaerobic, physical and chemical treatments, nitrogen control, and land disposal.
This book is of great value to food agricultural producers, scientists, and engineers who are interested in knowing and applying feasible agricultural waste management concepts and approaches.

Table of Contents

Preface 1 Constraints Introduction Legal Constraints Social Aspects 2 Changing Practices Introduction Agricultural Productivity Labor and Energy Livestock and Crop Production Livestock Processing Fruit and Vegetable Production Seafood Production Fertilizer Production Pesticides References 3 Environmental Impact Introduction Water Quality Bacteria Air Quality References 4 Waste Characteristics Introduction Food Processing Livestock Production Other Animal and Agricultural Products References 5 Biological Treatment Fundamentals Introduction Biochemical Reactions Basic Biological Processes Energy Relationships Microorganisms Biochemical Transformations Nutrient Needs Oxygen Demand Measurements Temperature Process Equations Notation References 6 Ponds and Lagoons Introduction Oxidation Ponds Aerobic Ponds Anaerobic Lagoons Aerated Lagoons References 7 Oxygen Transfer Introduction Transfer Relationships Aeration Equipment References 8 Aerobic Treatment Introduction Activated Sludge Processes Aerobic Digestion The Oxidation Ditch Carrousel Liquid Composting Rotating Biological Contactor Trickling Filters References 9 Anaerobic Treatment General Fundamentals Basic Anaerobic Processes Application to Agricultural Wastes References 10 Utilization of Agricultural Wastes General Composting Methane Generation By-Product Development Drying and Dehydration Water Reclamation Summary References 11 Land Disposal of Wastes Introduction Plant and Crop Relationships Transformations in the Soil Fertilizer Applications Manure Disposal Liquid Wastes


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