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Measurement and analysis of ammonia emission
from a pig farm in the northeast of China


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China is the largest swine production country in the world. The fast development has consequently
brought various environmental issues which have already seriously threatened the environmental quality. This
study is aimed to measure the concentrations of NH3 in the pig houses in the selected pig farm, try to conclude
characteristics on the concentration change and the correlation between the concentrations and the environmental
factors. The NH3 concentration was monitored in two fattening pig houses. The concentrations fluctuated between
11.0 and 26.9 ppm, 11.0 and 28.5 ppm respectively during the measurement periods, peaking at the early morning
and in the afternoon before cleaning. The concentrations of NH3 correlated to the indoor temperature in winter,
whereas, there was no correlation between relative humidity and NH3 concentrations.









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9 - 4 - 2014


  • Key Laboratory of Songliao Aquatic Environment, Ministry of Education, Jilin Jianzhu University, Xincheng
    Road 5088, Changchun 130118, China
  • Key Laboratory of Wetland Ecology and Environment, Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology,
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shengbei Road 4888, Changchun 130102, China


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