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

Stéphane Godbout, researcher

Stéphane Godbout

Researcher

418 643-2380
ext 600

Contact Stéphane Godbout

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

This may interest you

Manure spreading
2020-2023 • Livestock production

Biocontaminants emitted into the air during the spreading of swine slurry: biosecurity risk assessment and mitigation on hog farms

Project to limit the spread of disease and improve biosecurity protocols on farms through improved understanding of emissions and alternate spreading techniques.

Read more about the project

Stéphane Godbout
Luc Belzile
Manure spreading
2019-2023 • Livestock production

Fugitive emissions after manure spreading: risk assessment and mitigation

This project addresses the risks posed by the spreading of manure and emissions released into the environment to the biosecurity of farms, as well as to the health of workers and nearby populations.

Researcher: Stéphane Godbout

Read more about the project

Stéphane Godbout
Berms
2015-2017 • Livestock production

Managing berms and swales to increase the effectiveness of vegetative filter strips around beef cow wintering lots

This project aimed to evaluate the purification capacity of different configurations of swales planted with shrubs or perennial grasses to serve as vegetative filter strips.

Researcher: Marc-Olivier Gasser

Read more about the project

Marc-Olivier Gasser