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Environment - Air
Effects of inclusion of corn distillers dried grains with solubles in the diet of finishing pigs and gestating sows on nutrient excretion and gaseous emissions
Three experiments were conducted to determine the effects of DDGS on nutrient excretion and gaseous emissions by swine. In Exp. 1, a total of 80 pigs initially weighing 36.8 kg were blocked by...
Environment - Air
Development of a National Air Quality Self Assessment Tool (NAQSAT) for swine producers; project number
Funding from this project was pooled with funding received by industry groups across the U.S. and funding received from the NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant program. As a result, an online tool was...
Environment - Air
Effectiveness of Biofilters in Reducing Aerial Pollutant Emissions
The objectives of this research were to evaluate the effectiveness of two wood chip biofilters in reducing particulate matter, ammonia,...
Environment - Air
Mitigation of ammonia from swine barns through UV treatment of exhaust air
The use of deep UV light was investigated for the purpose of reducing ammonia from barn exhaust. The objectives of the study included (1) determining the amount of 254 and/or 185 nm light required to...
Environment - Air
Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the ISU Community Assessment Model in the Siting of Swine Production Units
It’s neither fun nor wise for rural communities to experience ongoing conflict related to odors from farming. The example of hog farming in Iowa provides a look at a conflict resolution tool...
Environment - Air
Odor compound production, accumulation, and volatilization from swine manure
The objectives of this project were to determine the changes in odor compound content and composition of three swine manure storage systems over the course of a year characterize and compare the...
Environment - Air
Chemical Characterization of both particulates and gaseous emissions from impacted and non-impacted areas associated with swine feeding operations
Odorants in the air include both volatile organic and volatile sulfur compounds. Movement of these compounds from swine feeding operations to surrounding community is thought to occur either through...
Environment - Air
Simultaneous treatment of swine odor and airborne pathogens by UV254 light –
A 1-year feasibility study was conducted, aiming to explore the effectiveness of UV light for simultaneous treatment of odor, odorous VOCs and airborne pathogen emissions from swine operations....
Environment - Air
Air Quality-Emission and Energy Usage Impacts of No Pit fans in a Wean to Finish Deep Pit Pig Facility.
The primary objective of this project was to document the air quality impact (both barn air quality and gas emissions) through a simple modification to the ventilation system of deep-pit, pig...
Environment - Air
Field and Wind Tunnel Evaluation of Vegetative Buffers for Particulate Trapping and Odor Reduction Near Swine Production Facilities
Growing number of swine operations have turned to natural buffers (also called shelterbelts or vegetative buffers) as part of their odor mitigation strategy. However, there is little to no data on...
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