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Investigation of Use of Nanoparticles for Reducing Gas Emissions From Swine Manure

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

Citation:  Paper number  MBSK 06-106,  ASABE/CSBE North Central Intersectional Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.22357) @2006
Authors:   Daisy Asis, Bernardo Predicala
Keywords:   ammonia, hydrogen sulphide, gaseous emissions, nanoparticles, swine manure

Exploratory experiments were conducted to determine the potential application of nanoparticles for reducing the concentration of gases released from swine slurry. Prior to actual testing with nanoparticles, preliminary tests were conducted using commonly available powders (e.g., sodium bicarbonate and talcum powder) to develop the experimental set-up and testing protocols that were used in subsequent experiments. The test parameters established were sampling flow rate and amount of particles at 500 mL/s and 3 g, respectively, with the target gas (10-ppm ammonia (NH3) passed through the test powder in a packed-bed filter set-up. In subsequent tests, six commercially-available nanoparticles, talcum powder and sodium bicarbonate were evaluated for their impact on two target gases, 50-ppm NH3 and 25-ppm hydrogen sulphide (H2S). Among the nanoparticles, Al2O3, TiO2, and ZnO reduced the target NH3 concentration by 85.6%, 85.2%, and 78%, respectively, while MgO, MgO+, and ZnO were able to reduce the target H2S to below detection level.

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