Promising research to reduce ammonia in poultry houses

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USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C., in which researchers evaluated filtration systems with the goal of reducing ammonia in poultry houses.
The research was made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Case Farms and is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. A brief summary of the completed project is shown below.

Project #690: Combined Heat Recovery and Ammonia Control System for Broiler Brooding
(Dr. Sanjay Shah, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.)
Dr. Sanjay Shah and colleagues at North Carolina State University recently completed a research project in which they developed and tested an ammonia filtration system for use inside a poultry house. A system to remove ammonia from the poultry house environment could provide improvements in the health and well-being of chickens and turkeys. The project made significant progress toward the goal of producing a practical ammonia filtration system and will provide the basis for future innovations.

The research summary can be found on the USPOULTRY website, www.uspoultry.org. Information on other Association research may also be obtained by visiting the website.