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Environment - Air
Particulate Matter in Swine Barns: Existing Knowledge and Research Needs
Particulate matter (PM), also known as dust, is one of the most perceived air quality issues in swine barns. PM is considered an air hazard by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration...
Environment
Correctly Classifying the Source of Fecal Waste in Surface Waters

This study continued source tracking efforts for fecal waste in the Stockinghead Creek Watershed and expanded surface water testing to sights previously monitored by the NC Department of Environmental Quality and the NC Legislature funded Rivernet program.

Environment - Environmental Footprint
Framing Agricultural Solutions for Economic and Environmental Resilience
Pork producers have made significant investments in life cycle assessments (LCAs) and the Pig Production Environmental Footprint Calculator (PPEC). This project built on pork’s previous data...
Environment - Environmental Footprint
Above Ground Burial/Composting of Swine Mortalities
The overall objective of this project was to determine whether or not the Above Ground Burial (AGB) system is a practical solution for pork producers in the Western Cornbelt for mass burial in the...
Environment - Environmental Footprint
Production Analysis Summary for U.S. Pork Industry: 2017-2020
The goal of this production analysis is to aid the pork industry in improving efficiency. This is done through an analysis of anonymous production data using a standardized set of business logic and...
Environment - Air
Evaluation of current products for use in deep-pit swine manure storage structures for mitigation of odors and reduction of NH3, H2S, and VOC emissions form stored swine manure
The United States is one of the top 3 countries in producing pork. It generates lots of profits and jobs, but this industry also generates lots of odor and gaseous emissions. This unwanted side...
Environment - Other
A Comparative Life Cycle Assessment Nutritionally Equivalent Meals with and without Pork
Environment - Air
Evaluating gas and particulate matter emissions and downwind concentration impacts using the EPI Air Filter Wall system
Environment - Air
Correctly Classifying the Source of Fecal Waste in Surface Waters
Environment - Air
Employing environmental mitigation technology and/or practices: Treating swine odor and improving air quality with black light
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