Synthetic covers for emissions control from earthen embanked swine lagoons Part I: Positive pressure lagoon cover

Ted L. Funk, Richard A. Hussey, Yuanhui Zhang, Michael Ellis

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Abstract

An air-supported cover of 0.35-mm vinyl coated fabric was installed on a 29- × 39-m earthen-embanked swine lagoon. At a normal operating pressure of 80 to 100 Pa, leakage rate (air supplied to keep inflated) was approximately 120 L/s. Air emissions from the lagoon were approximately 1-mg/s ammonia and negligible hydrogen sulfide. Capital costs of the cover including installation were $10.03/m2. Operational costs of $12.30/month resulted from powering the electrical blower.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-238
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Engineering in Agriculture
Volume20
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2004

Keywords

  • Anaerobic lagoon
  • Manure lagoon covers
  • Odor control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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