Size distribution of airborne particles in animal houses

T.L.H. Lai, A.J.A. Aarnink, M. Cambra-Lopez, T.T.T. Huynh, H.K. Parmentier, P.W.G. Groot Koerkamp

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The objective of this study was to determine concentration and size distribution of airborne particles inside and outside animal houses for broilers, broiler breeder (with bedding); layers (floor or aviary housing system); turkeys (with bedding), pigs: fatteners (traditional house, low emission houses (dry feed, or wet feed), piglets, sows (individual or group housing); cattle (cubicle house), and mink (cages). Dust concentrations, both in counts and mass, in the different particle size ranges were highest in poultry houses. The concentrations in pig houses were higher than those in cattle and mink houses. The count particle size ranges <1.0 µm was highest with average of 95%, while mass particle was highest in size ranges > 2.5 µm (on average 95%). Most count particles outside were in the size range <1.0 µm (99%). Keywords: Particle size distribution, animal houses, dust concentration
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the XVth International Congress on Animal Hygiene, 03-07 July 2011, Vienna, Austria
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherInternational Society for Animal Hygiene
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventXVth International Congress for Animal Hygiene, Vienna, Austria -
Duration: 3 Jul 20117 Jul 2011


ConferenceXVth International Congress for Animal Hygiene, Vienna, Austria


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