Measuring ammonia emissions from manured fields

A.J.C. Berkhout, G.R. Hoff, J.B. Bergwerff, D.P.J. Swart, A. Hensen, A. Kraai, A. Bleeker, J.F.M. Huijsmans, J. Mosquera Losada, W.A.J. van Pul

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In this report, 2 novel instruments are described that are able to measure the ammonia emissions of manured fields. The 1st instrument, developed and operated by ECN, is a tuneable diode laser spectrometer (TDL), mounted in a van. It is used to measure the ammonia concentration patterns downwind from a manured field. Wind measurements, a nitrous oxide tracer and a simple Gaussian plume model are used to calculate the ammonia emission. The 2nd instrument, built by RIVM, is a mobile lidar system. It measures a 2-dimensional ammonia concentration profile, also downwind from a manured field
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationBilthoven
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameRIVM Report / National Institute for Public Health and the Environment


  • animal husbandry
  • animal manures
  • air pollution
  • monitoring
  • measurement
  • ammonia emission
  • slurries
  • nitrogen
  • grasslands
  • arable land

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