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Electrostatic Space Discharge System for Reducing Dust in a Swine Finishing Barn

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

Citation:  Paper number  RRV07145,  ASABE/CSBE North Central Intersectional Meeting. (doi: 10.13031/2013.24186) @2007
Authors:   Brett Joseph Hofer, Dick E Nicolai
Keywords:   Dust, Swine, Odor, Airborne Dust

High levels of airborne dust from various sources pollute swine facility air. An electrostatic space discharge system (ESDS) was used to reduce the amount of airborne dust in one room in the swine facility. A second room served as a control so that total reduction could be analyzed. The results show that the ESDS reduced the amount of airborne dust in the room containing the ESDS compared to the room without the system. Further studies should be done to analyze the potential effects of ESDS in swine facilities on odor, pathogens, and gasses.

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