Developing an air quality measurement tool with an integrated digital interface for use in livestock buildings

Stéphane Godbout

Researcher, P.Eng., agr., Ph.D.

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Description

This project, conducted in collaboration with a Belgian team, will develop an integrated tool for measuring the air quality in livestock buildings in Belgium. The proposed project is part of a broader effort to come up with solutions that reduce environmental impacts and address air quality issues associated with new breeding systems. An innovative aspect of this project is the combination of different air samplers and analyzers connected to a novel, intuitive and ergonomic digital interface that rapidly interprets data. This tool will greatly facilitate the measurement of air quality in the Belgian facilities relative to current methods, which are more burdensome and costlier.

Objective(s)

  • Develop a portable measuring device to assess the air quality in livestock buildings that incorporates living conditions, as well as environmental and health parameters (greenhouse gases, ammonia, and fine particles).

From 2019 to 2020

Project duration

Livestock production

Activity areas

Air quality, Animal welfare

Services

This Québec-Belgium collaboration will facilitate air quality measurements in livestock buildings.

Partners

University of Liège | Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie

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