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Addressing odour abatement and assessment knowledge gaps using PTR-TOFMS
Summary This proposal focuses on the application of Proton Transfer Reaction–TimeofFlight Mass Spectrometry (PTRTOFMS) to the assessment of odour mitigation strategies. The proposal addresses the key environmental issue of odour management. The research will help fulfil the need for defensible, scientific assessment of odour abatement strategies to enable smoother growth of the chicken meat industry. It aims to address a key performance indicator by delivering quantitative data on an economically feasible odour management option, namely, maintaining dry, friable litter.
Program Chicken Meat
Research organisation The State of Queensland acting through the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Objective summary Develop laboratory methods for using PTRTOFMS for poultry odour analysis and characterisation
Develop methods for using PTRTOFMS onsite at meat chicken farms
Demonstrate odour abatement efficacy of maintaining dry friable litter using PTRTOFMS odorant analyses as evidence
Provide direction for future research based on acquired knowledge of the capabilities of PTRTOFMS.
Project Stage Current
Project start date Monday, April 27, 2015
Project completion date Thursday, August 31, 2017
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority An environmentally sustainable Australia
Rural priority Soil, water and managing natural resources
RIRDC goal CME-Manage the environment for sustainable development
Principal researcher Michael Atzeni
Research manager Michael Beer
Admin contact Paul Hickey