Airborne Emissions from Livestock Farms and Exposure of Nearby Residents using an Atmospheric Dispersion Model

H.A.M. Sterk, A.N. Swart, J.P.G. van Leuken, J.F. Schijven, A.J.A. Aarnink, I.M. Wouters, I. Janse, R.J. Wichink Kruit, W.A.J. van Pul

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Abstract

To estimate the exposure of local residents to substances emitted by livestock farms, we applied a dispersion model to calculate the air concentrations in the surroundings following from these emissions. At several livestock farms, indoor air measurements were performed to determine emission strengths, while ambient measurements were carried out to compare with model results. Measured substances were particulate matter (PM), endotoxins and micro-organisms. The dispersion model only simulated PM concentrations, which were used as a proxy to determine the dispersion concentrations of endotoxins and micro-organisms. For the living micro-organisms, the process of inactivation has to be taken into account. Here we describe the followed methodology and preliminary results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationITM 2016: Air Pullution Modeling and its Application XXV
EditorsClemens Mensink, George Kallos
PublisherSpringer
Pages487-494
ISBN (Electronic)9783319576459
ISBN (Print)9783319576442
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventInternational Technical Meeting on Air Pollution Modelling and its Application - Crete, Greece
Duration: 3 Dec 20167 Dec 2016

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Complexity

Conference

ConferenceInternational Technical Meeting on Air Pollution Modelling and its Application
CountryGreece
CityCrete
Period3/12/167/12/16

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