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EFFECTIVENESS OF MULTI-STAGE SCRUBBERS IN REDUCING EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTANTS FROM PIG HOUSES

Zhao, Y.; Aarnink, A. J. A.; Jong, M. C. M.; Nico Ogink; Groot Koerkamp, P. W. G.;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Emissions of air pollutants from livestock houses may raise environmental problems and pose hazards to public health. They can be reduced by scrubbers installed at the air outlets of livestock houses. In this study, three multi-stage scrubbers were evaluated in terms of their effectiveness in reducing emissions of airborne dust, total bacteria, ammonia, and CO2 from pig houses in winter. The three multi-stage scrubbers were one double-stage scrubber (acid stage+ bio-filter), one double-stage scrubber (acid stage + bio-scrubber), and one triple-stage scrubber (water stage + acid stage + bio-filter). Results showed that these scrubbers reduced concentrations of PM...
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free text keywords: livestock operations, bioaerosol samplers, ammonia emissions, efficiencies, microorganisms, transmission, buildings, reduction, aerosols, europe
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