Poultry

Ammonia Concentrations and Emissions of Aviary Hen Houses

Authors
  • Yang Zhao (Iowa State University)
  • Hongwei Xin (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Ammonia (NH3) concentrations and emissions were monitored in four aviary laying-hen houses for one year. The mean indoor NH3 concentration of the four houses (mean ± SE) was 5.2 (±0.1) ppm. The NH3 concentrationswere below 25 ppm, the commonly recommended threshold, on all sampling days. Ammonia emission rate was 0.14(±0.01) g/d-hen. The NH3 concentrations and emission rateof the aviary houses were between those of manure-belt and high-rise cage houses reported in the literature.

Keywords: ASL R2802

How to Cite:

Zhao, Y. & Xin, H., (2013) “Ammonia Concentrations and Emissions of Aviary Hen Houses”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 10(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-740

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Published on
01 Jan 2013
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