Process for Reducing Water Soluble Phosphorus in Poultry Litter Using Chitosan

Description:

Technology # 12-24

 

Reduction of Water Soluble Phosphorus in Poultry Litter

 

Chitosan, when mixed with poultry litter or other animal manure, will reduce the water extractable phosphorus content and subsequently reduce the runoff losses of phosphorus after these materials have been used on agricultural fields as a fertilizer. A potential organic amendment to poultry litter and other animal, Chitosan represents manures, as opposed to heavy metal salts and other amendments, that not only reduced  water extractable phosphorus but also increases the nitrogen content.

 

Application(s):

 

* Poultry Litter Treatment to Reduce Water Extractable Elements

* Poultry Production Bedding to Reduce Water Extractable Elements

* Poultry Litter Treatment to Increase Nitrogen Content

* Poultry Production Bedding to Increase Nitrogen Content

* Delivery via Acetic Acid Solution to Reduce Ammonia Emissions

 

Advantage(s):

 

Reduces water extractable phosphorus as effectively as aluminum sulfate (sold as Al+Clear), but it should be considered an organic alternative.

 

Technology:

A potential organic amendment to poultry litter and other animal

 

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This invention/technology is available for licensing. For interested parties seeking further information, feel free to contact:

 

Nathan McKinney

 

Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
Nathan Mckinney
Licensing Officer
University of Arkansas
(479 575-6951
nmckinne@uark.edu
Inventors:
Ian Bailey
David Zaharoff
Brian Haggard
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