Controlling the concentrations of airborne particles in broiler buildings

Banhazi, T. M. and Currie, E. P. K. and Quartararo, M. and Aarnink, A. J. A. (2009) Controlling the concentrations of airborne particles in broiler buildings. In: Sustainable animal production: the challenges and potential developments for professional farming. Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands, pp. 347-364. ISBN 978-90-8686-685-4


The production efficiency of poultry farms, the health and welfare of both farm workers and birds might be compromised by high concentrations of airborne particles found in poultry buildings. In addition, these high internal airborne particle concentrations easily translate to high airborne particle emissions that could reduce the environmental sustainability of poultry farms. This chapter reviews the risk factors predisposing poultry buildings to high airborne particle concentrations and suggests methods for managing the identified factors to improve air quality. In addition to these proactive management methods that can inhibit airborne particle generation in broiler buildings, reactive methods (that can be used to deal with existing air quality problems) are also discussed in this chapter.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2011 09:15
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: air pollutants; air pollution; air quality; animal welfare; broilers; chicken housing; poultry; risk factors; animal rights; atmospheric pollution; chickens; domesticated birds
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0702 Animal Production > 070205 Animal Protection (Pests and Pathogens)
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0702 Animal Production > 070207 Humane Animal Treatment
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 83 Animal Production and Animal Primary Products > 8303 Livestock Raising > 830309 Poultry

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