Methods and Techniques for Measuring Gas Emissions from Agricultural and Animal Feeding Operations

Enzhu Hu, Esther L. Babcock, Stephen E. Bialkowski, Scott B. Jones, Markus Tuller

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Abstract

Emissions of gases from agricultural and animal feeding operations contribute to climate change, produce odors, degrade sensitive ecosystems, and pose a threat to public health. The complexity of processes and environmental variables affecting these emissions complicate accurate and reliable quantification of gas fluxes and production rates. Although a plethora of measurement technologies exist, each method has its limitations that exacerbate accurate quantification of gas fluxes. Despite a growing interest in gas emission measurements, only a few available technologies include real-time, continuous monitoring capabilities. Commonly applied state-of-the-art measurement frameworks and technologies were critically examined and discussed, and recommendations for future research to address real-time monitoring requirements for forthcoming regulation and management needs are provided. © 2014

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-219
Number of pages20
JournalCritical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014

Keywords

  • Chamber methods
  • greenhouse gas emissions
  • measurements
  • micrometeorological methods
  • regulations
  • solid state sensors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry

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