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Research Project: Develop Technologies to Protect Air Quality, Maintain Production Efficiency and Enhance Use of Manure from Southern Great Plains Beef and Dairy Agriculture

Location: Livestock Nutrient Management Research

Title: Estimating emissions from beef and dairy production systems

Author
item Waldrip, Heidi

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/26/2016
Publication Date: 4/26/2016
Citation: Waldrip, H. 2016. Estimating emissions from beef and dairy production systems. ENVR 3092/6092 Fundamentals of Air Quality. Meeting Abstract. CDROM.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Gaseous emissions from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO) can impair air, soil, and water quality. Estimates of the magnitude of emissions from CAFO are needed to quantify he impact of livestock production on the environment and human health and to develop management practices to mitigate CAFO emissions. This work was presented to a WTAMU class (ENVR 3092/6092, Fundamentals of Air Quality) to provide an overview of approaches available (emission factors, empirical models, and process-based models) to predict CAFO emissions. Special emphasis was placed on process-based modeling and real-timesimulations were performed with the DairyGEM model to illustrate the utility of process-based models for evaluating how changes in management and climate could impact CAFO emissions.