Pig slurry needs modifications to be a sustainable fertilizer in crop production

Christian Sonne, Yong Sik Ok, Rune Dietz, Aage K.O. Alstrup

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Pig slurry from modern high-technological farms contain copper and zinc, which is under suspicion of being co-factors in the development of antibiotic resistance. In addition, these two elements contaminate the surrounding environment when spread in large quantities. Therefore, biogas plants and biomembranes should be used to remove hazardous substances such as copper, zink, antibiotics and antibiotic resistant bacteria before pig slurry is used as a fertilizer in crop production. That would allow recycling of phosphorous in a way that only to a limited extent affect the health of the environment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number108718
JournalEnvironmental Research
Volume178
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Nov 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Science(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Pig slurry needs modifications to be a sustainable fertilizer in crop production'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this