Modeling the H2S concentrations affected by shelterbelts downwind from a swine facility

B. D.Petti Grew, E. L. Cortus, R. Nicolai

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Odor from swine facilities can be a nuisance to the nearby residences and communities. Shelterbelts have been shown to positively impact the downwind air quality, but the impacts are dependent on wind speed and direction, and shelterbelt configuration. The objective of this research was to develop an empirical model of shelterbelt-induced hydrogen sulfide (H2S) concentration reductions as a function of horizontal distance beyond a swine facility, based on data from a field study. The field study measured H2S concentrations at a swine facility at four discrete distances beyond the barn (55, 246, 510, and 805 m), two measurement heights (1.5 and 5 m), and with four shelterbelt configurations (no shelterbelt, 1-row, 2-row and 3-row). Data from this study were sorted using a data selection criteria process, resulting in eight potential regression models. Each regression model was compared to a computational fluid dynamic (CFD) model, using correlation and line of regression analyses. The selected model was incorporated into the South Dakota Odor Footprint Tool, which is a livestock siting tool. The modeled effects of shelterbelts on typical swine facilities are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015
PublisherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Pages4394-4402
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781510810501
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
EventAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Jul 26 2015Jul 29 2015

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015
Volume6

Conference

ConferenceAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period7/26/157/29/15

Keywords

  • Hydrogen sulfide
  • Odor abatement
  • Odor dispersion
  • Swine
  • Trees

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Modeling the H<sub>2</sub>S concentrations affected by shelterbelts downwind from a swine facility'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Grew, B. D. P., Cortus, E. L., & Nicolai, R. (2015). Modeling the H2S concentrations affected by shelterbelts downwind from a swine facility. In American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015 (pp. 4394-4402). (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015; Vol. 6). American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.