3. Regulations on Animal Manure Management

  1. Sven G. Sommer5,
  2. Morten L. Christensen6,
  3. Thomas Schmidt7 and
  4. Lars S. Jensen8
  1. Sven G. Sommer1,
  2. Oene Oenema2,
  3. Teruo Matsunaka3 and
  4. Lars S. Jensen4

Published Online: 19 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118676677.ch3

Animal Manure Recycling: Treatment and Management

Animal Manure Recycling: Treatment and Management

How to Cite

Sommer, S. G., Oenema, O., Matsunaka, T. and Jensen, L. S. (2013) Regulations on Animal Manure Management, in Animal Manure Recycling: Treatment and Management (eds S. G. Sommer, M. L. Christensen, T. Schmidt and L. S. Jensen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118676677.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Institute of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

  2. 6

    Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Aalborg University, Denmark

  3. 7

    Technology Transfer Office, Aarhus University, Denmark

  4. 8

    Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

  2. 2

    Environmental Sciences, Wageningen University, Netherlands

  3. 3

    Faculty of Dairy Science, Rakuno Gakuen University, Japan

  4. 4

    Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 JUL 2013
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118488539

Online ISBN: 9781118676677

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Keywords:

  • directives;
  • legislation;
  • incentives;
  • eutrophication;
  • acidification

Summary

The agglomeration of intensive and large animal production systems in various regions of the world has resulted in regional surpluses of animal manure. As a consequence, manures are not considered a valuable nutrient and organic matter resource, but a waste product. Inappropriate manure management causes significant pollution of the local environment and may be the source of diseases. In response, governments, especially of rich countries, have produced various regulations for the proper storage, treatment, handling and application of animal manures to crop land. This chapter summarises the pollution risks related to manure management, and the government regulations and incentives introduced to reduce this pollution.