Campus Units

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

7-1-1995

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Applied Poultry Research

Volume

4

Issue

2

First Page

148

Last Page

153

Research Focus Area(s)

Animal Production Systems Engineering

DOI

10.1093/japr/4.2.148

Abstract

A general recommendation is to keep ammonia levels in poultry facilities below 25 ppm. Unfortunately, a reliable, inexpensive method of determining ammonia levels has not been well established. To address this situation, ammonia concentrations, as determined by the Ammonia Quick Test and the passive dosimeter tube, were compared to the ammonia concentration determined by the gas detector tube. The ammonia Quick Test estimated ammonia levels accurately at levels of 20-25 ppm of ammonia. The passive dosimeter tubes estimated average ammonia levels accurately at low levels of ammonia. Comparisons of ammonia concentration to relative humidity suggest that ammonia can increase much more rapidly than relative humidity.

Comments

This article is published as Skewes, P. A., and J. D. Harmon. "Ammonia quick test and ammonia dosimeter tubes for determining ammonia levels in broiler facilities." Journal of Applied Poultry Research 4, no. 2 (1995): 148-153. DOI: 10.1093/japr/4.2.148. Posted with permission.

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Copyright Owner

Poultry Science Association Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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