Air quality in swine-finishing barns

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dc.contributor.author Predicala, B.Z.
dc.contributor.author Maghirang, Ronaldo G.
dc.contributor.author Jerez, S.B.
dc.contributor.author Urban, J.E.
dc.contributor.author Goodband, Robert D.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-19T22:50:46Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-19T22:50:46Z
dc.date.issued 2010-02-19T22:50:46Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/2721
dc.description.abstract Air quality was assessed in two commercial swine-finishing barns: one naturally ventilated (NV) and one mechanically ventilated (MV). The concentrations of inhalable dust (IDC), respirable dust (RDC), airborne viable particles, carbon dioxide (CO2), and ammonia (NH3), as well as the air temperature and relative humidity (RH) inside the barns were monitored for 41 weeks. The two barns did not differ significantly (P>0.05) in IDC, RDC, and bioaerosol concentration. Overall mean levels for IDC, RDC, CO2, and NH3 were below the threshold limit values specified by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH). However, some measurements exceeded the exposure limits suggested by previous researchers, especially during cold days. In general, the air quality in the two types of buildings was acceptable except under certain conditions (e.g., low ventilation rates during cold weather). In such case, workers and producers may need help or further training to ensure adequate air quality. In addition, under these conditions, workers should wear respiratory protective devices to minimize risk of inhalation of dust, gases, and bioaerosols. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 2000 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 01-138-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 858 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Indoor air quality en_US
dc.subject Livestock buildings en_US
dc.subject Airborne contaminants en_US
dc.title Air quality in swine-finishing barns en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2000 en_US
dc.citation.epage 149 en_US
dc.citation.spage 144 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 16, 2000 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid Goodband en_US

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