Waste Management Publications
L. Yu, Q. Zhao, J. Ma, C. Frear, S. Chen. Bioresource Technology. Volume 124, November 2012, Pages 8–17.
May 2012. Coppedge, B., G. Coppedge, D. Evans, J. Jensen, K. Scanlan, B. Scanlan, P. Weisberg, and C. Frear. An anaerobic digester case study for alternative outtake markets. A report to Washington State Department of Commerce.
Methods for Producing Biochar and Advanced Biofuels in Washington State Part 3: Literature Review Technologies for Product Collection and Refining
Garcia-Perez, M. et. al. 2012. This is the third of a series of reports exploring the use of biomass pyrolysis to sequester carbon and to produce fuels and chemicals.
Methods for Producing Biochar and Advanced Biofuels in Washington State Part 2: Literature Review of the Biomass Supply Chain and Preprocessing Technologies From Field to Pyrolysis Reactor
Garcia-Perez, M., C. Kruger, M. Fuchs, S. Sokhansanj, P. Badger, J. Garcia-Nunez, T. Lewis, and S. Kantor. 2012. Second Project Report. Department of Biological Systems Engineering and the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 79 pp.
May 2012. Coppedge, B., G. Coppedge, D. Evans, J. Jensen, K. Scanlan, B. Scanlan, P. Weisberg and C. Frear. An anaerobic digester case study for alternative outtake markets and remediation of nutrient loading concerns within the region. A report to Washington State Department of Commerce.
WSU and Bellingham Technical College produced this video as a part of their grant-funded Anaerobic Digestion Technician certificate program. The video explains the technical aspects of operating and maintaining an anaerobic digester.
Two novel floor-scale anaerobic digester systems for processing food waste. Part 1: Multi-reactor, liquid recycle system for high solids. Part 2: Moderate solids system.
Frear, C., Ewing, T., Yu, L., Ma, J., and Chen, S. 2012. Olympia, WA. Washington State Department of Ecology.
Sowers, K., D. Roe, and B. Pan. 2012. Extension Bulletin EM048E.
Video of keynote address by Chad Kruger at the 26th Annual BioCycle West Coast Conference April 2012.
This webinar highlights recent research by Rita Hummel of WSU on struvite as a phosphorus source for greenhouse production of bedding plants and vegetable starts. Her research includes struvite derived from municipal wastewater and dairy manure. Craig Cogger opened the webinar with a brief overview of the phosphorus challenge. After Rita’s presentation of greenhouse research results, Keith Bowers discussed struvite production as one phosphorus removal technology for wastewater at livestock, food processing, and public sewage treatment sites. The webinar closed with a brief summary by Craig and an open question period.
Estimating greenhouse gas emissions from soil following liquid manure applications using a unit response curve method
G. Wang, S. Chen, C. Frear. Geoderma. Volume 170, 15 January 2012, Pages 295–304.
Streubel, J. D., H. P. Collins, J. M. Tarara, and R. L. Cochran.; Posted online 5 Jan. 2012
Galinato, S., J. Yoder and D. Granatstein. 2011. Energy Policy, 39(10):6344-6350.
Burrows, C. 2011. WSU Whatcom County Extension. This article is an update on potential aminopyralid residue in manure, composted manure and silage. Mitigation actions include bioassay tests by composting facilities, outreach and education to prevent export of manure from operations where aminopyralid was applied, and proposed product label changes.
Frear, C., W. Liao, T. Ewing, and S. Chen. Clean – Soil, Air, Water 2011,39 (7), 697–704.
WSU scientists have conducted extensive research on Anaerobic Digestion (AD) as a technology for recovery of methane (energy), stable carbon, and nutrients from organic wastes such as manure, food processing wastes and the organic fraction of municipal solid wastes (OFMSW). Our research has evaluated the technical and economic performance of commercially available systems, developed improved AD reactors, and commercialized WSU patented nutrient recovery technology. This webinar, presented by CSANR director Chad Kruger and CSANR scientist Craig Frear, will provide an update on the latest results from the WSU Climate Friendly Farming Project’s AD research.
Smith, T. 1995-1997. This WSU Chelan-Douglas County Extension website summary features results from in-orchard compost trials in North Central Washington. Report includes an overview of compost materials and use in orchards.
Methods for Producing Biochar and Advanced Biofuels in Washington State Part 1: Literature Review of Pyrolysis Reactors
Garcia-Perez, M., T. Lewis, C. Kruger. 2011. Funding for this study is provided by the Washington State Department of Ecology with the intention to address the growing demand for information on the design of advanced pyrolysis units. This is the first of a series of reports exploring the use of biomass thermochemical conversion technologies to sequester carbon and to produce fuels and chemicals.
WSU Extension Fact Sheet FS040E. Yorgey, G., C. Kruger, K. Steward, C. Frear, & N. Mena. August 2011.
Biogas potential and microbial population distributions in flushed dairy manure and implications on anaerobic digestion technology
Frear, C., Wang, Z., Li, C., Chen, S., (2011). Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology, 86:145-152.
An Integrated Pathogen Control, Ammonia and Phosphorus Recovery System for Manure and/or Organic Wastes
Q. Zhao, A. Jiang, L. Yu, C. Frear, and S. Chen. Poster presented June 2011.
Western Rural Development Center’s Rural Connections Newsletter Climate Change issue June 2011 contains three articles written by CSANR faculty and staff members. View the entire issue here (6 MB), or view the individual articles by clicking the titles here: Anaerobic Digestion in the Pacific Northwest; Climate Change and Family Forest Landowners in the Pacific Northwest: Attitudes & Understanding; Climate Change and Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest.
This WSU Master Gardeners website provides information for home gardeners on backyard composting, kitchen waste composting, and livestock manure composting.
This WSU Small Farms Team website provides links to various resources on compost science, operations and equipment, compost tea, and vermicomposting.
WSU operates a full scale composting facility on the Pullman campus to recycle organic waste, while providing teaching and research opportunities.