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Anaerobic digestion of organic solid poultry slaughterhouse waste - A review

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-26
Number of pages14
JournalBioresource Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


This work reviews the potential of anaerobic digestion for material recovery and energy production from poultry slaughtering by-products and wastes. First, we describe and quantify organic solid by-products and wastes produced in poultry farming and poultry slaughterhouses and discuss their recovery and disposal options. Then we review certain fundamental aspects of anaerobic digestion considered important for the digestion of solid slaughterhouse wastes. Finally, we present an overview of the future potential and current experience of the anaerobic digestion treatment of these materials.


  • Ammonia, Anaerobic digestion, Inhibition, Long-chain fatty acids, Nutrients recovery, Renewable energy, Solid poultry slaughterhouse waste