The Scientific Basis for Estimating Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations: Interim Report

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  • Copyright: 2002-07-01
  • Publisher: Natl Academy Pr

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Interim Report from the Ad Hoc Committee on Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations and the Committee on Animal Nutrition. Softcover.

Table of Contents

Executive Summaryp. 1
Introductionp. 7
Animal Productionp. 13
Emissions from Animal Feeding Operationsp. 14
Distribution of Emitted Pollutantsp. 20
Determining Emission Factorsp. 23
Introductionp. 23
Scientific Criteriap. 25
Published Literaturep. 29
Characterizing Variabilityp. 43
Statistical Uncertaintyp. 49
Models for Estimating Emissionsp. 54
EPA Model Farm Constructp. 54
Industry Characterizationp. 57
Process-Based Model Farm Approachp. 58
Mitigation Technologies and Best Management Practicesp. 61
Assessing the Effectiveness of Emission Mitigation Techniques and Best Management Practicesp. 66
Criteria for Evaluating Emissions Effects of Mitigation Techniquesp. 67
Criteria for Evaluating Economic Effects of Mitigation Techniquesp. 68
Partial Budgeting/Selected Cost and Returns Estimationp. 72
Other Considerations in Evaluation of mitigation Techniquesp. 73
Tables and Figures
Current Hydrogen Sulfide Standards in Various Statesp. 16
National Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matterp. 19
Typical Lifetimes in the Planetary Boundary Layer for Pollutants Emitted from Animal Feeding Operationsp. 21
Odor Emission Rates from Animal Housing as Reported in the Literaturep. 43
Calculated Emission Rates of Ammonia from Primary Anaerobic Swine Lagoons as a Function of Measurement Method and Measurement Periodp. 50
Classification of Emissions by Likely Intended Use of Emission Factorsp. 57
Relative excretion rate of nitrogen versus day in the life cycle of a grow-finish hog at a commercial swine production facility in the southeastern United Statesp. 47
A process-based model of emissions from an animal feeding operationp. 59
Referencesp. 75
Statement of Taskp. 89
Glossaryp. 90
Public Meeting Agendasp. 93
Twenty-three Model Farms Described by EPAp. 98
About the Authorsp. 101
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