Airborne pollutant emissions from naturally ventilated buildings: proposed research directions

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Takai, Hisamitsu, Nimmermark, Sven, Banhazi, Thomas, Norton, Tomas, Jacobson, Larry D., Calvet, Salvador, Hassouna, Melynda, Bjerg, Bjarne, Zhang, Guo-Qiang, Pedersen, Soeren, Kai, Peter, Wang, Kaiying and Berckmans, Daniel. 2013. "Airborne pollutant emissions from naturally ventilated buildings: proposed research directions." Biosystems Engineering. 116 (3), pp. 214-220. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2012.12.015
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Airborne pollutant emissions from naturally ventilated buildings: proposed research directions

ERA Journal ID3455
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsTakai, Hisamitsu (Author), Nimmermark, Sven (Author), Banhazi, Thomas (Author), Norton, Tomas (Author), Jacobson, Larry D. (Author), Calvet, Salvador (Author), Hassouna, Melynda (Author), Bjerg, Bjarne (Author), Zhang, Guo-Qiang (Author), Pedersen, Soeren (Author), Kai, Peter (Author), Wang, Kaiying (Author) and Berckmans, Daniel (Author)
Journal TitleBiosystems Engineering
Journal Citation116 (3), pp. 214-220
Number of Pages7
Year2013
PublisherElsevier
Place of PublicationLondon, United Kingdom
ISSN1537-5110
1537-5129
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2012.12.015
Abstract

The present article describes the current research focus and the future research trends associated with investigating emissions from naturally ventilated buildings as identified at the technical session entitled 'Emission from naturally ventilated buildings (Measurement, modelling, reduction and assessment)', that was held during the International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (Commission Internationale du Genie Rural, CIGR) World Congress in Quebec, Canada, between the 13th and 18th June 2010. Current knowledge and measurement techniques can only provide reasonable estimates of emissions from naturally ventilated livestock buildings. Thus, further research and development are required. The goal is a point where measurements are precise enough to validate simulation models and to obtain more consistent and accurate emission estimates. To achieve this, better synergy between mathematical modelling, physical modelling and field measurements of ventilation rates in naturally ventilated livestock buildings is required. The review of research presented at the Quebec meeting identified the following intermediate goals:
1. Investigate and determine error sources and measurement inaccuracies. Error analysis might be necessary to interpret results and establish research priorities.
2. Develop intelligent ventilation control systems that can handle highly fluctuating ventilation conditions in naturally ventilated livestock buildings.
3. Develop practical field methods that can be used as reference standards.
4. Establish a dedicated facility that could be used to obtain precise reference measurements of ventilation rates in naturally ventilated building. To enable this, a parallel development of new technologies (instrumentation and methodology) is required.

Keywordsanimal enclosures; air quality; emissions; farm building design
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020409902. Engineering instrumentation
300302. Animal management
401199. Environmental engineering not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsAarhus University, Denmark
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture
Harper Adams University, United Kingdom
University of Minnesota, United States
Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), France
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Zhejiang University, China
Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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Banhazi, T. M., Currie, E. P. K., Quartararo, M. and Aarnink, A. J. A.. 2009. "Controlling the concentrations of airborne particles in broiler buildings ." Aland, A. and Madec, F. (ed.) Sustainable animal production: the challenges and potential developments for professional farming. Wageningen, Netherlands. Wageningen Academic Publishers. pp. 347-364
Field evaluation of a prototype sensor for measuring feed disappearance in livestock buildings
Banhazi, T. M., Rutley, D., Parkin, B. J. and Lewis, B.. 2009. "Field evaluation of a prototype sensor for measuring feed disappearance in livestock buildings." Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering. 7 (1), pp. 27-38.
Precision livestock farming: a suite of electronic systems to ensure the application of best practice management on livestock farms
Banhazi, Thomas and Black, John L.. 2009. "Precision livestock farming: a suite of electronic systems to ensure the application of best practice management on livestock farms." Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering. 7 (1), pp. 1-13.
Identification of the risk factors for high airborne particle concentrations in broiler buildings using statistical modelling
Banhazi, T. M., Seedorf, J., Laffrique, M. and Rutley, D. L.. 2008. "Identification of the risk factors for high airborne particle concentrations in broiler buildings using statistical modelling ." Biosystems Engineering. 101 (1), pp. 100-110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2008.06.007
Potential of using infrared thermography for determination of skin wetness and thus perceived thermal comfort of pigs
Banhazi, T., Kitchen, J. and Tivey, D.. 2009. "Potential of using infrared thermography for determination of skin wetness and thus perceived thermal comfort of pigs." Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering. 7 (1), pp. 47-54.
User-friendly air quality monitoring system
Banhazi, Thomas. 2009. "User-friendly air quality monitoring system ." Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 25 (2), pp. 281-290.
Development and testing of an evaluation procedure for commercial manure additive products
Banhazi, T., Hudson, N., Dunlop, M., Dyson, C. and Thomas, R.. 2009. "Development and testing of an evaluation procedure for commercial manure additive products ." Biosystems Engineering. 103 (3), pp. 321-328. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2009.04.011
Review of the consequences and control of high air temperatures in intensive livestock buildings
Banhazi, T., Aarnink, A., Thuy, H., Pedersen, S., Hartung, J., Payne, H., Mullan, B. and Berckmans, D.. 2009. "Review of the consequences and control of high air temperatures in intensive livestock buildings ." Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering. 7 (1), pp. 63-78.
Identification of risk factors for sub-optimal housing conditions in Australian piggeries: part 4. Emission factors and study recommendations
Banhazi, T. M., Rutley, D. L. and Pitchford, W. S.. 2008. "Identification of risk factors for sub-optimal housing conditions in Australian piggeries: part 4. Emission factors and study recommendations." Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health. 14 (1), pp. 53-69.
Identification of risk factors for sub-optimal housing conditions in Australian piggeries: part 2. Airborne pollutants
Banhazi, T. M., Seedorf, J., Rutley, D. L. and Pitchford, W. S.. 2008. "Identification of risk factors for sub-optimal housing conditions in Australian piggeries: part 2. Airborne pollutants ." Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health. 14 (1), pp. 21-39.
Identification of risk factors for sub-optimal housing conditions in Australian piggeries: part 1. Study justification and design
Banhazi, T. M., Seedorf, J., Rutley, D. L. and Pitchford, W. S.. 2008. "Identification of risk factors for sub-optimal housing conditions in Australian piggeries: part 1. Study justification and design." Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health. 14 (1), pp. 5-20.
Identification of risk factors for sub-optimal housing conditions in Australian piggeries: part 3. Environmental parameters
Banhazi, T. M., Seedorf, J., Rutley, D. L. and Pitchford, W. S.. 2008. "Identification of risk factors for sub-optimal housing conditions in Australian piggeries: part 3. Environmental parameters." Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health. 14 (1), pp. 41-52.
Weight estimation using image analysis and statistical modelling: a preliminary study
Kollis, K., Phang, C. S., Banhazi, Thomas and Searle, Stephen J.. 2007. "Weight estimation using image analysis and statistical modelling: a preliminary study ." Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 23 (1), pp. 91-96.
Validation and fine-tuning of a predictive model for air quality in livestock buildings
Banhazi, T. M., Rutley, D. L. and Pitchford, W. S.. 2010. "Validation and fine-tuning of a predictive model for air quality in livestock buildings." Biosystems Engineering. 105 (3), pp. 395-401. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2009.12.011
Air pollution and livestock production
Watt, A. C., Aziz, S. M. and Banhazi, T. M.. 2010. "Air pollution and livestock production." 17th World Congress of the International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (CIGR 2010): Sustainable Biosystems Through Engineering. Quebec City, Canada 13 - 17 Jun 2010 Quebec City, Canada.