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Selection of Low-cost and Robust Sensors for Measuring Ammonia Concentrations in Poultry Production Environments: A Laboratory Study
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org
Citation: Paper number 141907975, 2014 Montreal, Quebec Canada July 13 – July 16, 2014. (doi: 10.13031/aim.20141907975) @2015
Authors: Tianheng Lin, Sanjay B. Shah, Lingjuan Wang-Li, Edgar O. Oviedo-Rondón
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Abstract. High level of ammonia in poultry houses adversely impact poultry performance and well-being. Reliably quantifying in-house ammonia concentrations is important but challenging due to the harsh environment of the poultry house that affects the performance of monitoring methods for ammonia management. Three low-cost and robust metal oxide semi-conductor (MOS) ammonia sensors were evaluated in the lab for their responses to changing ammonia concentrations and a wide range of relative humidity (RH) levels. The Figaro TGS 2444 sensor was found to be superior and will be further tested and incorporated into a handheld device for monitoring ammonia levels in poultry houses.
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