Comparing the environmental impact of a nitrifiying biotrickling filter with or without denitrification for ammonia abatement at animal houses

J.W. de Vries, R.W. Melse

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The aim was to assess the environmental impact of a biotrickling filter with nitrification only and with subsequent denitrification. Life cycle assessment was applied to assess greenhouse gases, nitrate, ammonia and fossil fuel depletion. The biotrickling filter with nitrification and denitrification had higher greenhouse gas emission, whereas nitrification only had higher nitrate leaching and ammonia emission from field application of discharge water
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameReport / Wageningen UR Livestock Research
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
ISSN (Print)1570-8616


  • intensive livestock farming
  • pig farming
  • cattle husbandry
  • air cleaners
  • nitrification
  • denitrification
  • comparative research
  • filters
  • ammonia emission
  • particulate matter
  • greenhouse gases

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