National Conference on Mitigating Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations: Exploring the Advantages, Limitations, and Economics of Mitigation Technologies
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Mitigating Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations: Conference Proceedings
National Conference on Mitigating Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations
May 19-21, 2008
Des Moines, IA
One of the most significant and persistent environmental concerns regarding swine production is odor transport from animal feeding operations and manure storage facilities. Odor constituents include ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and various volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which may exist as individual gaseous compounds or adsorbed onto particulates (Zahn et al., 1997; Trabue et al., 2006; Tyndall and Coletti, 2006). Building type, facility management, animal diet, and climate affect the amount of potential odor constituents generated at production facilities. Local environmental conditions, especially wind speed and direction, vegetative cover, and topography determine the amount of odor constituents transported downstream from production facilities. Odor mitigation strategies may be designed to reduce either odor generation or transport or both.
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Sauer, Thomas J.; Haan, F. Jr.; Tyndall, John; Hernandez-Ramirez, Guillermo; Trabue, Steven; Pfeiffer, Richard; and Singer, Jeremy, "Vegetative Buffers for Swine Odor Mitigation: Wind Tunnel Evaluation of Air Flow Dynamics" (2008). Natural Resource Ecology and Management Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations. 19.