A New Application for Finely Ground Rubber in the Control and Abatement of Odors Emitted from Livestock Manure Storage Structures

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$75,000.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
2003-33610-13084
Award Id:
61999
Agency Tracking Number:
2003-00657
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3900 Industrial Avenue, Lincoln, NE, 68504
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Michael Lally
(402) 467-4044
lall2rpm@netins.net
Business Contact:
Michael Lally
(402) 467-4044
lall2rpm@netins.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Most livestock manure storage structures are open-air earthen and formed structures or under-slat structures for liquid manure storage. This manure storage system allows for seasonal manure application on harvested or small growing crops, but has the disadvantage of exposing odors or gaseous emissions to production workers, neighbors, and the environment. Previous research has discovered that permeable and impermeable covers can be effective in controlling and abating livestock manure storage odors. Research has also shown that finding a cover that is effective at controlling odors, is low-cost, and easy to install and maintain, with a practical useful life is not available today. Offensive manure storage structure odors are a continual problem for the Livestock industry. The product described in this proposal will serve as a low-cost, economical alternative to the many solutions previously offered, and has the potential to take odor control options to a new level while drastically reducing the costs. The features of this industrial by-product will allow for virtually any liquid manure storage system to be covered by mechanical methods. Successful odor control will improve community relations, lower production cost-of-gain, and provide a higher quality ambient air for worker safety.

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