Animal Housing

 

  Ammonia H2S Odor Dust & Particulates VOC GHG Cost
Barriers low impact low impact medium impact high impact low impact low impact $
Biofilters medium impact high impact high impact high impact high impact insufficient data $$
Chimneys low impact low impact medium impact medium impact low impact low impact $
Diet Manipulation medium impact medium impact medium impact high impact insufficient data insufficient data $
Electrostatic Precipitation low impact insufficient data medium impact high impact low impact low impact $$
Landscaping medium impact insufficient data medium impact medium impact insufficient data insufficient data $
Oil Sprinkling low impact medium impact medium impact high impact insufficient data insufficient data $
Pit Ventilation low impact low impact low impact low impact low impact insufficient data $$
Scrubbers high impact insufficient data high impact high impact high impact insufficient data $$$
Siting low impact low impact high impact low impact low impact insufficient data $
Urine/Feces Segregation high impact high impact high impact insufficient data insufficient data high impact $$-$$$
UV Light insufficient data low impact medium impact insufficient data high impact insufficient data $$

H2S = Hydrogen Sulfide; VOC = Volatile Organic Compounds; GHG = Greenhouse Gases
low impact red - low impact; medium impact yellow - medium impact; high impact green - high impact; insufficient data blank - insufficient data

The table is laid out as a score card. Each technology within the tool is laid out on the vertical axis on the left. The pollutants are laid out on the horizontal axis at the top. A green color indicates a particular technology has a high impact on that particular pollutant. Likewise, yellow and red indicate medium and low impact respectively. As an example, if a person were concerned about a potential odor problem from animal housing, you would scan down the list under the “odor” column at the top. You would find that “Siting”, “Scrubbers” and “Biofilters” have green bars, meaning they have high impact on odors.  You could then investigate them further or check out some of the yellow bars that have a medium impact. Consequently red bars, would have low impact or would not be suitable for addressing that pollutant.