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Ammonia the case of The Netherlands by Dick A. J. Starmans, Klass W. Van der Hoek

By Dick A. J. Starmans, Klass W. Van der Hoek

Within the Netherlands, an severe development in animal husbandry has taken position prior to now a long time. This development caused significant shifts within the nationwide nitrogen and ammonia stability, with feedstuff being imported from out of the country and animal waste getting used in extra in Dutch agricultural components. becoming environmental accountability, which was once prompted through medical observations on field-scale early-on, ended in placing animal waste and ammonia at the political time table. Governmental laws have been installed impression and study courses have been set-up to boost innovations to degree and decrease ammonia emissions in accordance with a systematic method. in the meantime, a list was once made up of the scale of the animal waste challenge. also, the affects at the setting have been studied, in addition to technical strategies to reduce the animal waste creation have been built. This booklet goals to supply an entire evaluation of all ammonia emission comparable points of animal husbandry within the Netherlands. in addition to the heritage details as defined above, it features a technical and functional stock of emission assets from farm animals, pig, and bird housings, through an inventory of presidency authorized housing platforms and manure software innovations which have been measured based on general protocols to quantify the on-farm reduce of ammonia emissions. For either conventional and coffee emission platforms a listing of emission elements is integrated. by means of providing universal practices within the Netherlands, this e-book additionally informs different european international locations approximately our ongoing insights concerning Dutch laws, dimension protocols, abatement innovations and interpretation of measured farm-scale information to nationwide emission values. during this approach, it is going to give a contribution to directing the improvement of cattle creation during the ecu member states in the direction of a fit and extra sustainable destiny

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The common housing and grazing circumstances (mathematically expressed as departments with each a certain emission characteristic) are obtained from the annual agriculture census and the Dutch Farm Accountancy Network described earlier. Manure production per animal category (Qanimal). The manure production depends on the number of animals, the ration (ρ) the animals are fed, the excretion volume (v) of the animal and the department in which the animal is located. Rations are considered equal when an animal is housed indoors or outdoors.

1) (Bussink, 1996). 4. Translation of research into national emission inventories Emission inventories are usually based on a simple formula by multiplying an activity with an emission factor and summing up all activities. This means that all emission sources have to be known, the magnitude of every source (= activity) must be known and last but not least a representative emission factor is necessary. The construction of emission factors for the different activities requires insight in the underlying animal categories and animal housing systems.

Another type of emission factor is that for specific manure application procedures. Both types of emission factors represent essential knowledge for the estimation of gaseous emissions from agriculture to the environment. Ammonia, the case of The Netherlands  43 Chapter 3 From measurements at farms, during certain periods of time, an average emission value can be obtained. The average number of animals present during this time can be used to calculate an emission factor for this animal category that is housed in this specific housing system under the specific management during the measurements.

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