Start Date: Oct 01, 2005
End Date: Mar 25, 2010
Pesticide formulation products and emissions from animal operations will be analyzed to determine their VOC composition. These chemicals will be evaluated to determine their ozone creation potential using available models of atmospheric photochemical reactions. Results will provide objective recommendations for producers and regulators to effectively reduce emissions of reactive organic gases. Emissions from animal operations will be evaluated to establish a ranking system reflecting atmospheric persistence and human olfactory detection limits. Critical odorants will be identified, and controlled field testing will be carried out to test these predictions using paired chemical and olfactory measurements. Results of this research will be used to design more effective odor control technologies and improved management strategies.