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Survey of Hydrogen Sulfide Concentrations in Vicinity of Beef Cattle Feedlots

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Paper number  024088,  2002 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.10483) @2002
Authors:   R. K. Koelsch, B. L. Woodbury, D. E. Stenberg, D. N. Miller, and D. D. Schulte
Keywords:   Hydrogen sulfide, beef cattle feedlots, air quality

A field survey of Total Reduced Sulfur (TRS) concentrations in the vicinity of beef cattle feedlots was conducted to compare field observations against current regulatory thresholds. In addition, environmental factors that may contribute to increased TRS emissions were evaluated. It was observed that TRS levels in the vicinity of beef cattle feedlots are not likely to exceed current regulatory thresholds used by mid-western states. It was further noted that concentration of TRS varies with air temperature and time of day. However, wet feedlot surface conditions and wind speed had almost no impact upon observed concentrations.

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