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Main Title Production and transport of gaseous NH3 and H2S associated with livestock production /
Author Miner, J. Ronald.
CORP Author Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Dept. of Agricultural Engineering.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, Okla.
Publisher Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency : available through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/2-76-239; EPA-S-802009
Stock Number PB-263 908
OCLC Number 02829741
Subjects Animal waste. ; Odor control. ; Water--Pollution.
Additional Subjects Ammonia ; Hydrogen sulfide ; Agricultural wastes ; Livestock ; Odors ; Gas analysis ; Chemical analysis ; Absorbents ; Gas chromatography ; Water pollution ; Volatility ; Detection ; Polymers ; Sampling ; Urine ; Feces ; Experimental design ; Surface waters ; Swine ; Porous polymers ; Air pollution
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-76-239 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/15/2010
EJBD  EPA 600-2-76-239 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/16/2013
EKAM  TD457.M556 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 06/05/1998
EKBD  EPA-600/2-76-239 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/20/2003
EMBD  EPA/600/2-76/239 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 02/03/1995
ESAD  EPA 600-2-76-239 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-263 908 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xi, 70 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Current livestock production techniques release a large variety of volatile organic compounds to the atmosphere. This release results in complaints due to their odorous nature and has been identified as a source of surface water pollution as these compounds are absorbed from the air. Ammonia has been identified as the compound of greatest concern relative to water pollution and is of considerable interest relative to odor complaints due to its ease of measurement and its relationship to more odorous gas evolution. Gas sampling and measuring schemes based upon the use of solid absorbents were studied. Use of an absorbent suspended in a stainless steel screen container which could be exposed in an atmosphere to be sampled showed promise. The evolution of ammonia, hydrogen sulfide and odorous volatiles was investigated as a function of beef cattle ration. Addition of essential oil, mint oil, was found to mask the odor of fresh manure. Mint oil was carried in the urine. Ammonia evolution from fresh manure was largely from urine. Fecal contributions became significant only after significant decomposition had occurred. A technique was devised for measuring ammonia evolution rates from surfaces. This measurement proved an accurate measure of anaerobic biological activity and provided a quantitative means for comparing treatment procedures designed to minimize volatile material evolution rates. Evolution rates for a variety of surfaces associated with livestock production enterprises were measured.
"Grant no. S-802009." Bibliography : p. 63-69.