Start Date: Jan 25, 2005
End Date: Jan 23, 2010
The current methods of determining particulate matter emissions from agricultural type operations will be evaluated and alternative methods and procedures for determining agricultural particulate matter emissions will be developed based on sound science to reduce the errors associated the current methods. Projects will be initiated to determine particulate matter emissions, pertaining to current federal and state regulatory agencies' guidelines, that can be expected from various cotton related field and processing operations. These projects will provide estimated emission reductions when alternative or additional abatement devices or best management practices are implemented. New and innovative emission control methods will be explored in terms of effectiveness, functionality, and economic feasibility.