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Air emissions from animal feeding operations : current knowledge, future needs /
Ad Hoc Committee on Air Emissions From Animal Feeding Operations ...
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Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2003.
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xxi, 263 p. : ill.
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0309087058
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Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations: Current Knowledge, Future Needs discusses the need for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement a new method for estimating the amount of ammonia, nitrous oxide, methane, and other pollutants emitted from livestock and poultry farms, and for determining how these emissions are dispersed in the atmosphere. The committee calls for the EPA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish a joint council to coordinate and oversee short - and long-term research to estimate emissions from animal feeding operations accurately and to develop mitigation strategies. Their recommendation was for the joint council to focus its efforts first on those pollutants that pose the greatest risk to the environment and public health.
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"Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operation: Current Knowledge, Future Needs discusses the need for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement a new method for estimating the amount of ammonia, nitrous oxide, methane, and other pollutants emitted from livestock and poultry farms, and for determining how these emissions are dispersed in the atmosphere. The committee calls for the EPA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish a joint council to coordinate and oversee short- and long-term research to estimate emissions from animal feeding operations accurately and to develop mitigation strategies. Their recommendation was for the joint council to focus its efforts first on those pollutants that pose the greatest risk to the environment and public health.
Table of Contents
Executive Summaryp. 1
Introductionp. 14
Livestock Agriculture and Animal Feeding Operationsp. 26
Air Emissionsp. 50
Measuring Emissionsp. 74
Approaches for Estimating Emissionsp. 98
Government Regulations and Programsp. 129
Improving Knowledge and Practicesp. 152
Conclusionsp. 169
Referencesp. 176
Statement of Taskp. 197
App. B: Acronyms and Glossaryp. 198
Bioaerosolsp. 205
Nitrogen and Sulfur Contents of Animal Products and Live Animals - Sample Excretion Predictionsp. 207
Animal Unitsp. 214
Ammonia Emissions from Manure Storagep. 217
Regulatory Action Levels by Selected Atmospheric Pollutantp. 222
Regulatory Action Levels by Regulatory Requirement and Action Statusp. 224
Emission Factors for a Feed Mill or Grain Elevatorp. 226
Public Meeting Agendasp. 228
Geographic Distribution of Livestock and Poultry Production in the United States for 1997p. 234
Emission Factors in Published Literaturep. 241
About the Authorsp. 255
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources Publicationsp. 261
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