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Extension Number

AMPAT 14

Description

Aeration is the process of mixing air into the manure to promote the growth of aerobic bacteria. Oxygen must be supplied either naturally, mechanically through mixing, or using oxygen diffusion systems. This technology can provide dramatic odor reduction from livestock waste management facilities, but has not found frequent application in agriculture due to intensive energy use and resulting added utility costs.

This fact sheet is part of the Air Management Practices Assessment Tool (AMPAT) developed at Iowa State University and funded by the National Pork Board. Additional resources can be found on the AMPAT web page at: www.agronext.iastate.edu/ampat.

Series Title

Air Management Practices Assessment Tool (AMPAT)

Publication Date:

9-2014

Publisher:

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

City:

Ames, IA

Keywords:

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Farm Management, Manure and Air Quality

Disciplines:

Agriculture | Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering

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Manure Storage & Handling—Aeration Overview

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