Effectiveness of multi-stage scrubbers in reducing emissions of air pollutants from pig houses

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Zhao, Y.; Aarnink, A.J.A.; Jong, de, M.C.M.; Ogink, N.W.M.; Groot Koerkamp, P.W.G.;
  • Subject: transmission | ammonia emissions | bioaerosol samplers | efficiencies | microorganisms | aerosols | buildings | livestock operations | reduction | europe

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... View more
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