Porcus – the role of air scrubbers in reducing ammonia
Last month Simon Lague Business development manager for Inno plus alongside his colleague Daniel Holling from Big Dutchman were invited to present at the Pig and Poultry online event from the UK on the 12 May. We participated in the Pig forum as part of the AHDB session, ‘Ammonia: What is coming, how to prepare and funding opportunities’. Daniel presented on ‘Xaletto a revolutionary straw bedding concept for Pigs’, whilst Simon focussed on the role of air scrubbers in reducing ammonia.
Porcus – return on investment from air scrubbing
During this second session, Simon covered, Air scrubbing and how does it meet the needs of planning and mitigation of ammonia in the BAT? How air scrubbing works? And the cost. During the second half of his presentation, he explained how air scrubbing (a perceived cost) could be turned into profit by using heat recovery from air scrubbing to offset carbon load from traditional fuel heating systems. In addition, the improved performance of the animals through the benefits from the optimal climate such systems can offer. Finally, he presented some proof it works with a case study from the Netherlands.
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BAT planning and mitigation of ammonia
The recommendations or protocol set out simply provides some guidelines for farmers and authorities when responding to or setting out rules for ammonia reduction. This covers the use of Single or multi-stage air scrubbers, chemical and biological, the range of abatement expected Ammonia reduction of 70 to 90%, odour – 30 to 40%, dust – 80 to 90%. It even goes as far to suggest the use of proven technology that can meet these regulations and some recommendations on preferred exhaust methods and challenges of retrofitting air scrubbing to existing buildings.
Click here for more information about the protocols laid down the BAT (best available techniques) for End-of-pipe measures for the reduction of emissions to air from housing.
Porcus – designed to meet the regulations
Of course, the Big Dutchman Porcus air scrubber has been specifically designed and tested to meet the regulations set out in the BAT. The system is a single stage air scrubber that is self-regulating, maintaining nitrogen concentrations and PH levels. This is important for performance and to maintain a level of air cleaning that will keep ammonia, odour and dust emissions to a minimum. The other benefit of the system’s ability to self-monitor means low maintenance for the farmer and his staff. The wastewater is also managed automatically. It is sent to a storage tank when concentration rise and is replaced with fresh water when necessary.
Pigs to follow the successful introduction for UK poultry
Over the last two years, we have seen an increased demand for air scrubbing in the UK poultry sector, with the first systems already established and many more projects to be delivered this year. With the changes in regulations for the UK pig sector, we expect this success to follow.
More information about Porcus, other air washers and Inno +
The Porcus series air scrubbers are specially designed for ease of transport and installation around the world. This means in countries where the licensing authorities are trying to set a benchmark for air cleaning on farms. The Big Dutchman group can through its daughter company Inno+, deliver a product with 18 years of development, testing, certification and proven experience behind it.
For more information about the Porcus air scrubber from Big Dutchman, please follow this link.
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