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Research Project: Strategies to Manage Feed Nutrients, Reduce Gas Emissions, and Promote Soil Health for Beef and Dairy Cattle Production Systems of the Southern Great Plains

Location: Livestock Nutrient Management Research

Title: UV-A photocatalysis in livestock and poultry farming

item LEE, MYEONGSEONG - Texas A&M University
item Koziel, Jacek
item LI, PEIYANG - Iowa State University
item JENKS, WILLIAM - Iowa State University

Submitted to: Encyclopedia
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/16/2022
Publication Date: 9/20/2022
Citation: Lee, M., Koziel, J.A., Li, P., Jenks, W. 2022. UV-A photocatalysis in livestock and poultry farming. In Encyclopedia.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Ultraviolet (UV)-based photocatalysis has been the subject of numerous investigations focused on mitigating undesirable pollutants in the gas-phase. Few works report on applications beyond the proof of the concept. Even less is known about the current state of the art of UV photocatalysis in the context of animal agriculture. A growing body of research published over the last 15 years has advanced the knowledge and feasibility of UV-A photocatalysis for swine and poultry farm applications. This encyclopedia entry summarizes UV-A photocatalysis technology's effectiveness in mitigating targeted air pollutants in livestock and poultry farms. Specifically, air pollutants include odor, odorous VOCs, NH3, H2S, and greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4, N2O). We trace the progression of UV-A photocatalysis applications in animal farming since the mid-2000 and developments from laboratory to farm-scale trials. In addition, this encyclopedia entry discusses the practical limitations and outlines research needs for increasing the technology readiness and practical UV application in animal farming.