The production of single cell protein from piggery slurry

Davey, Gwendoline Mary (1980) The production of single cell protein from piggery slurry. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The aim of this project is to produce from an agricultural waste, namely pig slurry, a source of protein which is suitable for feeding to animals. It is considered important that the end-product is nontoxic, free from pathogens, of a high nutritional quality and can be produced in such a way that its composition does not vary. Analysis showed that the major carbohydrate components of pig slurry are cellulose and hemicellulose, which constitute approximately 17.5% and 23.5% of the dry weight of the slurry respectively. In this form the carbohydrate is not readily degraded by microorganisms, and in order to overcome this problem it was decided to hydrolyse the cellulosic material with dilute sulphuric acid (H?SO?). Temperatures of 80

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: J Bruce
Keywords: Chemical engineering, Agricultural engineering
Date of Award: 1980
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1980-72047
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 24 May 2019 15:11
Last Modified: 24 May 2019 15:11
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/72047

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