Sedat Karaman, Zeki Gökalp
Full Text PDF | Animal housing, indoor air quality, noxious gases, ventilation.
Indoor and outdoor temperature and relative humidity are the most commonly used parameters in design of animal housing systems. However, these two parameters are not the only environmental parameters to be used in design of such facilities. Ventilation and lighting are also significant issues to be considered in design of animal housings. Ventilation is commonly performed to adjust indoor temperature and relative humidity and to remove hazardous gases, odor and dust from the facilities. Special attention should paid not to create dust while operation of livestock facilities. Noxious gases and odor should be removed regular operation of ventilation systems since they result in various health problems and animal mortalities at certain concentrations. In this study, besides basic design parameters, especially indoor air quality parameters of livestock housing systems were pointed out. Critical concentrations, harmful impacts of noxious gases, odor and dust on animal health and structural members were provided and recommendations were made to prevent or minimize such impacts of these harmful substances.