Carbon monoxide production from land applied cheese whey

Dalin K. Bullock, Conly L. Hansen, Stephen E. Poe

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Cheese whey (60 000 mg COD l-1) was applied at a rate of 20 l/m2 (4 lbs/ft2) to growing alfalfa (Fortress variety) on silt loam calcareous soil. Selected sites were covered with a collection tent to collect gases generated. Large amounts of carbon monoxide (> 535 ppm) and relatively small amounts of methane (≤37·1 ppm) were emitted from the soil. These results indicate a concern for whey disposal on agricultural ground and the resultant production of CO.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-233
Number of pages3
JournalBioresource Technology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995


  • Whey
  • carbon monoxide
  • land application
  • methane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Waste Management and Disposal


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