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Air Filtration and Scrubbing

This wet scrubber removes ammonia, dust, and pathogens from air venting from a poultry facility

Practice Code: 371
Reporting Unit: Number (No.)

A device or system for reducing emissions of air contaminants from a structure via interception and/or collection.

Purposes and Benefits

To control gaseous and particulate air emissions from ventilated structures by inertial collection, filtration, electrostatic collection, adsorption, scrubbing, and/or bio-removal. Specifically, this practice standard can be used to reduce emissions of the following air contaminants that contribute to air quality resource concerns:

  • Direct emissions of particulate matter
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Ammonia
  • Odorous sulfur compounds
  • Methane

Conservation Practice Documents

Web link image: Field Office Technical GuideDocuments associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide web site.


Related Conservation Practices

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

Agrichemical Handling Facility
Animal Mortality Facility
Composting Facility
Roofs and Covers
Waste Storage Facility

If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS Service Center.


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