INNOVATIVE BIORESOURCE MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR ENHANCED ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND VALUE OPTIMIZATION
Location: Coastal Plain Soil, Water and Plant Conservation Research
Title: Abatement of ammonia emissions from confined animal feeding operations
Submitted to: Agronomy Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: July 5, 2011
Publication Date: October 16, 2011
Citation: Szogi, A.A., Vanotti, M.B. 2011. Abatement of ammonia emissions from confined animal feeding operations [abstract]. American Society of Agronomy-Crop Science Society of America-Soil Science Society of America International Annual Meeting, October 16-19, 2011, San Antonio, Texas.
There is a need for manure management systems that can effectively address environmental concerns associated with ammonia emissions from confined animal feeding operations. Aside from dietary manipulation, several approaches have been evaluated for reducing ammonia emissions along some or all the components of typical manure management systems (production, collection, transfer, treatment, storage and utilization). These strategies include physical, chemical, and biological methods, especially in combination as part of total management systems that not only reduce the ammonia losses to the environment but also maximize the value of manure through energy production, nutrient recycling, and promote food safety and sustainability of animal production. This presentation includes research results on technologies developed by ARS Florence scientists to reduce ammonia emissions along the production, collection, transfer, treatment, storage and utilization components of a swine manure treatment system.