Evaluation of Odor Removal Via Electrostatic Particle Ionization and Geotextile Fence

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Daniel Andersen, Associate Professor, Ag. and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames Iowa

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Purpose
Iowa Select Farms installed an electrostatic precipitator at the end of two tunnel
ventilated swine finishing barns near Alden, Iowa. The objective was to quantify the performance of this system in regards to odor and dust control.

Location
Iowa Select Farms swine farm near Alden, Iowa. The site has two barns that
were used in the study. The two barns are approximately 101 feet x 190 feet, with
tunnel ventilation and have fans on the north wall. Both facilities are equipped
with an electrostatic precipitator and geofabric fence.

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