Design and performance evaluation of upgraded portable monitoring units for barn air quality

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Abstract

The Portable Monitoring Unit (PMU) was originally developed and used for measuring ammonia (NH3) and carbon dioxide (C02) concentrations and emissions from poultiy facilities, Its use entailed a substantial degree of manual setup and data processing, making deployment of multiple PMUs in field measurements a logistic challenge. The original commercial electrochemical (EC) sensor for NH3 is obsolete and no longer available. Thus, an effort to upgrade the PMU design was undertaken. A substantial redesign of the PMU system is reported in this paper, and includes an upgraded data acquisition and control system (DACS), wireless data transfer capability, and a new commercial NH3 EC sensor. An evaluation of existing EC sensors was performed, a sample of potential sensors was evaluated, and the selected sensor was further tested to characterize its accuracy and limitations. The performance of the upgraded PMU during field measurement in a commercial laying hen house and subsequent laboratory reassessment was evaluated and is reported here. Results demonstrate the feasibility of new system, termed the 1PMU (Intelligent Portable Monitoring Unit).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015
PublisherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Pages774-787
Number of pages14
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
Volume1

Other

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

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air quality
barns
Air quality
sensors (equipment)
Electrochemical sensors
ammonia
Monitoring
monitoring
Sensors
Data transfer
Ammonia
Carbon Dioxide
laying hens
Logistics
Data acquisition
Carbon dioxide
carbon dioxide
Control systems
sampling

Keywords

  • Air quality
  • Ammonia
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Concentration
  • Emission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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Ji, B., Gates, R. S., Zheng, W., Grift, T. E., Miller, A. R., & Koelkebeck, K. W. (2015). Design and performance evaluation of upgraded portable monitoring units for barn air quality. In American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015 (pp. 774-787). (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015; Vol. 1). American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

Design and performance evaluation of upgraded portable monitoring units for barn air quality. / Ji, B.; Gates, Richard S; Zheng, W.; Grift, Tony E; Miller, Angela Renee; Koelkebeck, Kenneth W.

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2015. p. 774-787 (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015; Vol. 1).

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

Ji, B, Gates, RS, Zheng, W, Grift, TE, Miller, AR & Koelkebeck, KW 2015, Design and performance evaluation of upgraded portable monitoring units for barn air quality. in American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015, vol. 1, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, pp. 774-787, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015, New Orleans, United States, 7/26/15.
Ji B, Gates RS, Zheng W, Grift TE, Miller AR, Koelkebeck KW. Design and performance evaluation of upgraded portable monitoring units for barn air quality. In American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. 2015. p. 774-787. (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015).
Ji, B. ; Gates, Richard S ; Zheng, W. ; Grift, Tony E ; Miller, Angela Renee ; Koelkebeck, Kenneth W. / Design and performance evaluation of upgraded portable monitoring units for barn air quality. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2015. pp. 774-787 (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015).
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