Summary and Implications
Transient hazards to human and animal health can occur in swine barns due to sudden bursts of high concentration hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas released when manure slurry is agitated during removal from sub-floor pits. This project will quantify the concentration of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) that workers and swine in pork production facilities are typically exposed to in different production facility types during different operating conditions. Results from this study will be used to make recommendations to increase worker and animal safety by reducing risks of H2S poisoning.
Iowa State University
Burns, Robert T.; Keren, Nir; Muhlbauer, Ross; Xin, Hongwei; Hoff, Steven J.; and Swestka, Randy
"Development of a Wireless Sensor Network to Quantify Spatial and Temporal H2S Concentrations in Swine Houses (A Progress Report),"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 655, ASL R2436.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol655/iss1/59