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Characterization of the indoor environment and gas emissions in rabbit farms

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dc.contributor.author Calvet Sanz, Salvador
dc.contributor.author Cambra López, María
dc.contributor.author Estellés Barber, Fernando
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T13:17:36Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.issn 1257-5011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/10909
dc.description.abstract [EN] There is a need to characterize gas concentrations and emissions from rabbit production. A study was conducted in order to determine ammonia, nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide concentrations and emissions in three rabbit farms in the Spanish Mediterranean area. Gas emissions were measured for 187 days in two different production stages (reproductive does and fattening rabbits). Gas concentrations were measured every two hours. Indoor temperature, relative humidity and ventilation flow were measured hourly. As a result, indoor temperature and relative humidity varied throughout the year, following a sinusoidal daily variation pattern. Maximum gas concentrations (14.3 mg/m3 of NH3, 7041 mg/m3 of CO2 and 5.10 mg/m3 of N2O) did not exceed the maximum recommended thresholds considering human health and animal welfare. Ammonia emissions were on average 55.9 and 10.2 mg/h per reproductive doe and fattening rabbit, respectively, and they were affected by temperature and relative humidity. The average carbon dioxide emission was 12588 mg/h per animal for does and 3341 mg/h for fattening rabbits. Nitrous oxide emission from does was 10.3 mg/h per animal, whereas for fattening rabbits the emission was negligible. Daily variation patterns of all measured parameters were observed and characterised in this study. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship The authors thank the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (Project GasFarm AGL2008-04125) for the economic support to conduct this study. Acquisition of the gas analyser was co-financed by the Generalitat Valenciana (Conselleria de Empresa, Universidad y Ciencia) and FEDER funds. en_EN
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher World Rabbit Science. ICTA. UPV es_ES
dc.relation MICINN/AGL2008-04125
dc.relation.ispartof World Rabbit Science
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial (by-nc) es_ES
dc.subject Rabbits es_ES
dc.subject Ammonia es_ES
dc.subject Carbon dioxide es_ES
dc.subject Nitrous oxide es_ES
dc.subject Emissions es_ES
dc.title Characterization of the indoor environment and gas emissions in rabbit farms es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.date.updated 2011-05-06T13:12:19Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/wrs.2011.802
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica y del Medio Natural - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Agronòmica i del Medi Natural es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Calvet Sanz, S.; Cambra López, M.; Estellés Barber, F. (2011). Characterization of the indoor environment and gas emissions in rabbit farms. World Rabbit Science. 19(1). doi:10.4995/wrs.2011.802 es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.4995/wrs.2011.802
dc.description.volume 19
dc.description.issue 1
dc.identifier.eissn  1989-8886
dc.identifier.eissn 1989-8886 es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MICINN)


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