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VENTILATION REQUIREMENTS TO PREVENT PIT AIR UP-DRAFTING IN A SWINE FINISHING BARN
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Pp. 025-030 in Swine Housings II Proceedings of the 12-15 October 2003 Conference (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina USA), Publication Date 12 October 2003. 701P1303.(doi:10.13031/2013.15465)
Authors: R. Nicolai, and S. Hoff
Keywords: Air quality, Pit ventilation, Slatted floors, Swine housing
Curtain sided deep-pit swine finishing buildings are popular in the industry due to concerns related to odors from outdoor manure storage systems. Local regulators are requesting additional odor reduction from the building. Biofiltration is a technology that reduces odors exhausted from swine buildings if the exhaust air can be controlled. Upward air movement through the slatted floor must be eliminated to treat all pit gasses when the ventilation is operating in a mode with the curtains lowered.