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Long-term assessment of efficacy of permeable pond covers for odour reduction

Hudson, Neale , Ayoko, Godwin A., Collman, G , Gallagher, E , Dunlop, M , & Duperouzel, D (2009) Long-term assessment of efficacy of permeable pond covers for odour reduction. Bioresource Technology, 99(14), pp. 6409-6418.

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Abstract

Three anaerobic ponds used to store and treat piggery wastes were fully covered with permeable materials manufactured from polypropylene geofabric, polyethylene shade cloth and supported straw. The covers were assessed in terms of efficacy in reducing odour emission rates over a 40-month period. Odour samples were collected from the surface of the covers, the surface of the exposed liquor and from the surface of an uncovered (control) pond at one of the piggeries.
Relative to the emission rate of the exposed liquor at each pond, the polypropylene, shade cloth and straw covers reduced average emission rates by 76%, 69% and 66% respectively. At the piggery with an uncovered control pond, the polypropylene covers reduced average odour emission rates by 50% and 41% respectively. A plausible hypothesis, consistent with likely mechanisms for the odour reduction and the olfactometric method used to quantifying the efficacy of the covers, is offered.

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ID Code: 26016
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: odour, permeable, pond cover, anaerobic, geofabric
DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2007.11.058
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES (040100) > Atmospheric Sciences not elsewhere classified (040199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > OTHER CHEMICAL SCIENCES (039900) > Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry) (039901)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (050200) > Environmental Monitoring (050206)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > School of Physical & Chemical Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Elsevier
Deposited On: 30 Jun 2009 13:57
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:48

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