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Mitigating Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations

March 28, 2008  by Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

The Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is hosting a national
conference on Mitigating Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations.

Exploring the advantages, limitations, and economics of mitigation technologies


May 19-21, 2008
Hotel Fort Des Moines
Des Moines, Iowa

To Register: 

The Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in
conjunction with University Extension is pleased to host a national
conference on Mitigating Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations.
This conference is intended to provide practical information related to
mitigation of air emissions to technical service providers, extension
personnel, industry consultants, and facility owners and operators.

During the last decade, increased attention has been given to odor
and air emissions from animal feeding operations by researchers,
regulatory authorities, the public, environmental organizations,
funding sources, and production facility owners and operators. This
topic has gained importance at the local as well as the national and
international level. Also, as individuals seek to build new facilities
and to co-exist with increasing residential neighbors, mitigation of
odor and air emissions is at the forefront.

The conference deliverables will include both electronic and paper
proceedings. These proceedings will be designed to be a resource to
industry consultants and producers on what mitigation methods are
available as well as the applicability and cost associated with each
mitigation option. It is envisioned the proceedings from the conference
will be used by consultants and producers as a practical reference as
to what the currently available options are when considering air
emissions mitigation strategies for animal feeding operations.

Technical Session topics will include emission prevention, emission
capture or treatment, emissions masking or dispersal, and facility
management and siting. In addition, this conference will provide a
means for information exchange and the opportunity to network with
mitigation technology providers. In addition to technical sessions that
will feature presentations on current and developing technologies for
air emissions mitigation from all animal species, the General session
will include invited presentations from national and international
experts on the current state of the science and regulatory atmosphere
in both the United States and Europe.

Conference Topics:
Technical Session Topics – These technical presentations are intended
to provide information on mitigation technologies including the
applicability and economics of the proposed methods. Emissions
mitigation papers related to all species are invited.
Specific topics may include:

  • Emission prevention
  • Emission capture or treatment
  • Emission masking or dispersal
  • Facility management and siting

General Session:
Invited national and international experts will present timely keynote presentations on the following general session topics.

  • U.S.  Agriculture Air Emissions Regulations Update
  • U.S. Mitigation State of Science Update
  • European Agriculture Air Emissions Regulation and Mitigation Systems Review

Contact Information
For conference information, contact: Robert T. Burns, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor – Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, Iowa
State University, 3224 NSRIC, Ames, Iowa 50011


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