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Zeolite packed biologically active filter (biofilter) to reduce odorous emissions from a confined swine building

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dc.contributor.advisor Bolte, John
dc.creator Stoeckinger, Andrew J.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-31T20:56:27Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-31T20:56:27Z
dc.date.copyright 2004-11-30 en_US
dc.date.issued 2004-11-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/11143
dc.description Graduation date: 2005 en_US
dc.description.abstract A zeolite packed biofilter was retrofitted to a confined swine feeding operation in Eastern Washington, and evaluated for its ability to reduce the malodors from fan exhaust drawn from an internal under-slat manure storage pit. Ammonia (NH₃) was used as the representative constituent of swine waste malodor due to its readily detectable exhaust air concentrations greater than 3 parts per million. Twenty-four pre-filter samples and twenty-four post-filter samples of NH₃, collected over a 10- month period using colorimetric gas detector tubes, revealed the zeolite biofilter reduced NH₃ by an average of 90%. Nitrite assays and Polymer Chain Reaction (PCR) analysis confirmed that active populations of the nitrifying bacteria Nitrosomonas were able to attach and grow on the surface of the zeolite. Using cotton swatch absorption method and an odor panel it was found that the zeolite biofilter improved malodors from swine barn exhaust in 70% of the trials. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Swine -- Housing -- Odor control -- Washington (State) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Filters and filtration -- Washington (State) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Zeolites -- Washington (State) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Odor control -- Washington (State) en_US
dc.title Zeolite packed biologically active filter (biofilter) to reduce odorous emissions from a confined swine building en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science (M.S.) in Water Resources Engineering en_US
dc.degree.level Master's en_US
dc.degree.discipline Interdisciplinary Studies en_US
dc.degree.grantor Oregon State University en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Haggerty, Roy
dc.description.digitization Master files scanned at 600 ppi (256 Grayscale) using Capture Perfect 3.0 on a Canon DR-9080C in TIF format. PDF derivative scanned at 300 ppi (256 B&W, 256 Grayscale), using Capture Perfect 3.0, on a Canon DR-9080C. CVista PdfCompressor 4.0 was used for pdf compression and textual OCR. en_US


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