African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6169

Full Length Research Paper

A calculation program for real-time production of ammonia gas in animal houses

Gürkan A. K. Gürdil
Faculty of Agriculture, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 26 March 2010
  •  Published: 18 April 2010

Abstract

Ammonia is the major air contaminant in poultry houses. Ammonia emissions from animal houses influence the atmospheric environment, since aerial ammonia is one of the so called greenhouse gases and has a negative effect on vegetation and ecosystems. There are many researches on ammonia emissions from the animal houses but, there aren’t such many researches on the real-time production of ammonia in the animal house. For this reason, a calculation method along with the software for practical prediction has been developed for real-time production of ammonia gas inside the animal house. This method is based on mass balance equilibrium concerning the forced or natural ventilation conditions inside the barn. The software is developed in MS Visual Basic 6.0 language and can be demanded from [email protected]

 

Key words: Ammonia, animal, barn, computer program.

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