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Oil Application To Reduce Dust And Odour Emissions From Swine Buildings

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

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Authors:   C Ouellette, S Lemay, S Godbout, I Edeogu

Dust levels in pig barns can be reduced by up to 95% through oil sprinkling. Thus, it is believed that there should be a consequent reduction in odour since some odourants also present in the air may be adsorbed by dust particles. However, the effectiveness of oil application on odour redcution in pig buildings has not always been consistent. Some studies have measured higher odour concentrations in rooms where oil was applied compared to the control rooms. This raises the question of what impact intrinsic odours emitted from the oils may have on odour reduction. Some oils available for application appear notably stronger than the odours emitted from animal sources.

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