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Assessment of direct headspace analysis of broiler chicken litter odorants

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Pillai, S. M., Parcsi, G., Wang, X., Gallagher, E., Dunlop, M. W. and Stuetz, R. M. (2010) Assessment of direct headspace analysis of broiler chicken litter odorants. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 23 . pp. 207-212. ISSN 1836-0939


Article Link: https://doi.org/10.3303/CET1023035


As population growth has continued in Australia, poultry production has increased to supply high quantities of chicken meat to consumers. Suburbia encroachment on rural landscapes has resulted in increasing odour complaints from local residents. The aim of this study is to develop a reliable and robust methodology to identify and characterise odorant variations from broiler litter material utilising headspace sampling combined with thermal desorption, gas chromatography – mass spectrometry and olfactory detection. This combined sensory/chemical analysis has identified major odorants including reduced sulfurs, ketones, carboxylic acids, terpenes and alcohols. The knowledge gained from this study will assist in developing effective odour abatement and mitigation techniques to reduce odour impact to local receptors.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Animal Science
Keywords:aerial dust emission rate olfactometry particulate matter chromatography-mass-spectrometry particulate matter hydrogen-sulfide housing systems carbon-dioxide ammonia emissions livestock wastes electronic nose poultry houses broiler
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural structures. Farm buildings
Live Archive:08 Feb 2021 01:29
Last Modified:12 Jan 2023 01:02

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