9. Ammonia and Malodorous Gases: Sources and Abatement Technologies

  1. Sven G. Sommer3,
  2. Morten L. Christensen4,
  3. Thomas Schmidt5 and
  4. Lars S. Jensen6
  1. Anders Feilberg3 and
  2. Sven G. Sommer4

Published Online: 19 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118676677.ch9

Animal Manure Recycling: Treatment and Management

Animal Manure Recycling: Treatment and Management

How to Cite

Feilberg, A. and Sommer, S. G. (2013) Ammonia and Malodorous Gases: Sources and Abatement Technologies, in Animal Manure Recycling: Treatment and Management (eds S. G. Sommer, M. L. Christensen, T. Schmidt and L. S. Jensen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118676677.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Institute of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

  2. 4

    Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Aalborg University, Denmark

  3. 5

    Technology Transfer Office, Aarhus University, Denmark

  4. 6

    Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Author Information

  1. 3

    Institute of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

  2. 4

    Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Aalborg University, Denmark

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 JUL 2013
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118488539

Online ISBN: 9781118676677

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Keywords:

  • biofilter;
  • additives;
  • manure application;
  • housing;
  • storage. ammonia

Summary

Emissions of ammonia (NH3) from livestock manure pose a risk to the health of animals and humans and cause pollution of the environment, while emissions of odorous compounds from animal manure are a large and increasing nuisance due to intensified livestock production in many parts of the world. The standardized method to estimate odour strength from sensory perception (olfactometry) of such emissions is described and new instrumental methods are presented in this chapter. Emissions of NH3 and odour components from the different stages of manure management are also presented and emission factors tabulated. The most widely used methods to reduce NH3 and odour emissions are described.