28th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
The 18th Conference on Atmospheric BioGeosciences/28th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology/28th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology
April 27-May 2, 2008
Increasing concerns about odor transport from swine production facilities have substantiated both field and laboratory studies on air flow dynamics near these buildings (Mavroidis et al., 2003; Aubrun and Leitl, 2004b). 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, animal diet, facility management, and climate may potentially affect the amount of odor constituents generated at swine facilities. Vegetative cover, local weather conditions, and topography may determine the amount of odor constituents transported from swine facilities. There is an urgent need for designing mitigation strategies to reduce either swine odor generation or transport or both.
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Sauer, Thomas J.; Haan, Fred L. Jr.; Tyndall, John; Hernandez-Ramirez, Guillermo; Trabue, Steven; Pfeiffer, Richard; and Singer, Jeremy, "Wind Tunnel Evaluation of Vegetative Buffer Effects on Air Flow Near Swine Production Facilities" (2008). Natural Resource Ecology and Management Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations. 21.