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Development of Ammonia and Particulate Matter Emission Factors for a Broiler House with a Heat Exchanger Ventilation System

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Title: Development of Ammonia and Particulate Matter Emission Factors for a Broiler House with a Heat Exchanger Ventilation System
Author: Celli, Giulia
Department: School of Engineering
Program: Engineering
Advisor: Van Heyst, Bill
Abstract: This thesis investigates the ammonia and sized-fractioned particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10) emission factors for a broiler house equipped with a heat exchanger ventilation system, the Agro Clima Unit, for comparison with conventional broiler house emission factors. The data collection was performed in Bruce County, Ontario during four production cycles over the period of July 2016 to April 2017. The average emission factors for ammonia, PM2.5, and PM10 were found to be 117 ± 98 g day-1 AU-1, 9.30 ± 14.0 g day-1 AU-1, and 15.8 ± 17.7 g day-1 AU-1, respectively. Seasonal variation appeared to have a significant effect on both ammonia and particulate matter emissions. The findings of the study suggest that the Agro Clima Unit may be effectively managing the moisture in the house and, under these drier conditions, less ammonia, and more particulate matter is generated.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/13539
Date: 2018-06-21


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