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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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dc.contributor.advisor Van Heyst, Bill
dc.contributor.author Celli, Giulia
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-21T18:39:35Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-21T18:39:35Z
dc.date.copyright 2018-06
dc.date.created 2018-06-01
dc.date.issued 2018-06-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/13539
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Canadian Poultry Research Council; Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs/ University of Guelph Partnership en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject particulate matter en_US
dc.subject emission factor en_US
dc.subject PM2.5 en_US
dc.subject PM10 en_US
dc.subject broiler en_US
dc.subject Agro Clima Unit en_US
dc.subject heat exchanger en_US
dc.subject ventilation en_US
dc.subject ammonia en_US
dc.subject animal production en_US
dc.subject air emissions en_US
dc.title Development of Ammonia and Particulate Matter Emission Factors for a Broiler House with a Heat Exchanger Ventilation System en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Engineering en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Applied Science en_US
dc.degree.department School of Engineering en_US
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