This project will assess an electrostatic precipitator system designed to improve air quality and, thereby, worker health and animal welfare. A series of preliminary tests have already been conducted by researchers at the University of Saskatchewan on how to best utilize this technique. The next step will involve experiments we will conduct at two breeding houses at the Deschambault experimental farm run by IRDA and CRSAD.
From 2020 to 2024
Air quality, Animal welfare
This project will lead to improvements in animal welfare and the health of workers.
University of Saskatchewan | Quebec Heart and Lung Institute
This project will draw recommendations to reduce fugitive emissions through technical means or agricultural practices.
Assessment of the efficiency of biomethanation digestate as a fertilizer for field crops and as recycled bedding in dairy production.
The overall aim of this research is to assess the exposure of workers in conventional and alternative egg production facilities to dust and bio-aerosols, and to characterize the respiratory health risks they face.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout