Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering

ISSN: 2165-784X

Open Access

Shafiqur Rahman

Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering,
NDSU Dept. 7620, PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050

  • Research Article
    Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from Mechanically Ventilated Deep Pit Swine Gestation Operation
    Author(s): Shafiqur Rahman, Dongqing Lin and Jun ZhuShafiqur Rahman, Dongqing Lin and Jun Zhu

    Emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from mechanically ventilated deep pit manure storage was monitored in a swine gestation operation. Air samples were collected from pit exhaust fans at different times of the year (fall, summer, and spring) using a vacuum chamber and Tedlar bags. GHGs concentrations were measured with a greenhouse gas chromatograph (GC) within 24 hours of collection. Air flow rates from exhaust fans were measured using a 160 mm bi-directional Gill propeller anemometer and the ventilation rate was determined as the summation of air flow rates from all fans. The average methane (CH4) concentration was 88±61 ppm and CH4 concentration differences were statistically significant among sampling dates and seasons. The carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration followed the same trend as CH4. The average CO2 concentration was 1105±1063 ppm. Nitrous oxide (N2O) concentra.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-784X.1000104

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