Metingen aan een biofilter voor de behandeling van ventilatielucht van een vleesvarkensstal - locatie 2 = Measurements on a biofilter for treatment of exhaust air from a fattening pig house in the Netherlands

R.W. Melse, J.M.G. Hol, J.P.M. Ploegaert, G.M. Nijeboer, T.G. van Hattum

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In this study the emission reduction of ammonia (NH3), odour, fine dust (PM10, PM2.5), and greenhouse gases (CO2, N2O, CH4) was determined for a biofilter (440 m2) treating exhaust air from a pig house (total ventilation capacity: 290.000 m3.uur-1). The average removal for ammonia, odour and fine dust (PM10) was 38%, 43%, and > 93%, respectively. For CO2, N2O, and CH4, no significant difference between inlet and outlet concentration was found for the biofilter.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
Number of pages35
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameLivestock Research report
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research


  • ventilation
  • biological filtration
  • pig housing
  • meat animals
  • air filters
  • emission reduction
  • air quality
  • ammonia
  • odour emission
  • particulate matter
  • greenhouse gases

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