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Wind Tunnel Evaluation of Vegetative Buffer Effects on Air Flow Near Swine Production Facilities
Natural Resource Ecology and Management Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations
  • Thomas J. Sauer, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Fred L. Haan, Jr., Iowa State University
  • John Tyndall, Iowa State University
  • Guillermo Hernandez-Ramirez, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Steven Trabue, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Richard Pfeiffer, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Jeremy Singer, United States Department of Agriculture
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Conference
28th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
4-1-2008
Conference Title
The 18th Conference on Atmospheric BioGeosciences/28th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology/28th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology
Conference Date
April 27-May 2, 2008
Geolocation
(28.5383355, -81.37923649999999)
Abstract

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.

Comments

This proceeding is from the 28th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (2008): article JP1.20.

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Language
en
Date Available
2015-08-19
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Thomas J. Sauer, Fred L. Haan, John Tyndall, Guillermo Hernandez-Ramirez, et al.. "Wind Tunnel Evaluation of Vegetative Buffer Effects on Air Flow Near Swine Production Facilities" Orlando, FL(2008) p. 1 - 4
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_tyndall/16/