Evaluation of control strategies to reduce emissions of particulate matter, ammonia and greenhouse gases from poultry production

Principal Investigator

Bill Van Heyst, University of Guelph

Year the work was done


Overall objective

  • Assist the Canadian poultry sector to become more environmentally sustainable.

Specific objectives

  • Determine baseline emissions and mitigation strategies of size fractionated particulate matter (PM), ammonia (NH3) and greenhouse gases (methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N20) from various poultry housing operations.
  • Determine aerial emission and mitigation strategies of ammonia (NH3) and greenhouse gases from solid litter and manure storage.
  • Provide an enhanced understanding of the carbon (C02 and CH4) and nitrogen (NH3 and N20) cycles for intensive poultry operations.
  • Develop environmentally sustainable practices for poultry production.
  • Evaluate housing structure redesigns to reduce emissions of aerial pollutants and energy costs.

This research applies to

Breeders, Broilers, Layers, Processors, Turkeys

This research was supported by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canadian Poultry Research Council, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and Egg Farmers of Canada.