Livestock production is a major contributor to ammonia (NH3) emissions that present a serious health & safety hazard for the personnel, the animals and the environment in general. Because of its role in acidification, eutrophication and ground-level ozone generation, ammonia emissions need to be reduced within the framework of the EU Directive on National Emission Ceilings (NEC Directive). Increasingly farmers are required to install ammonia scrubbers in livestock operations to reduce NH3 emissions. Additionally, ventilation control needs to be optimized in order to reduce exposure of animals to NH3.
Axetris’ LGD presents an excellent solution for this measurement challenge because it provides a contact-less measurement, and—unlike electrochemical detectors—does not degrade over time. It thus enables continuous, low ppm-range NH3 measurements and can be used for effective ventilation control and scrubbing installation management to reduce health threats and odor nuisance from air discharged from stables.
Axetris LGD advantages:
- Low ppm-level detectivity (NH3)
- Linearity over a large measuring range
- High selectivity
- High stability
Read our Success Story: Innovative Solutions for Livestock Monitoring Using Axetris LGD F200—Integrated by Harper Adams University.