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A LOW-COST TECHNIQUE TO MONITOR VENTILATION FAN OPERATION AT ANIMAL BUILDINGS
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium, 18-20 May 2005 (Beijing, China) Publication Date 18 May 2005 701P0205.(doi:10.13031/2013.18390)
Authors: Ji-Qin Ni, Albert J. Heber, Teng T. Lim, Claude A. Diehl
Keywords: Air quality, air pollution, emission, vibration, sensor
When measuring emissions of gases, particulate, and odor from animal buildings, the ventilation
data are equally important as the concentration data, because emission rate of a pollutant is the
product of its concentration and the ventilation rate. However, effectively measuring and
monitoring building ventilation remains a technical challenge, especially in barns with numerous
fans. Although several measurement and monitoring techniques have been used in livestock barn
studies, they are either relatively expensive or unreliable.