Special Issue "Biological and Agricultural Engineering"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2011)
Dr. Yuanhui Zhang
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1304 W Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Phone: +1 217 333 2693
Fax: +1 217 244 0323
Agricultural operations, including animal feeding operations, result in concerns of indoor air quality and emissions such as odors, ammonia, dusts, and microbiological agents into the outdoor environment, which can have adverse effects on the environment, animal and human health, and quality of rural living. Public concerns about the environmental and health effects have grown with the increasing size and geographic concentration of these operations, and rapid growing populations in rural communities. Methods and procedures for measuring, monitoring, analyzing, evaluating and controlling aerial pollution from various agricultural operations need more extensive research and be standardized to obtain comprehensive information about the pollutants and their effects as scientific basis of related public policies and mitigation actions. This special edition is to highlight the recent research progresses in characterizing and controlling airborne pollutions from agricultural operations. Research papers on following topics are particularly welcome: (1) Scientific basis for estimating the production and emission to the atmosphere of various specified substances from agricultural operations; (2) Practical and reliable methods for measuring and estimating pollution generations and emissions from agricultural operations; and (3) Novel technologies and modified agricultural practices for mitigating emissions.
Dr. Yuanhui Zhang
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- agricultural operations
- confined animal feeding operations
Article: Chemical Analysis of Nutritional Content of Prickly Pads (Opuntia ficus indica) at Varied Ages in an Organic Harvest
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(5), 1287-1295; doi:10.3390/ijerph8051287
Received: 18 January 2011; in revised form: 8 April 2011 / Accepted: 19 April 2011 / Published: 26 April 2011| Download PDF Full-text (125 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(6), 1957-1976; doi:10.3390/ijerph8061957
Received: 17 March 2011; in revised form: 25 May 2011 / Accepted: 27 May 2011 / Published: 3 June 2011| Download PDF Full-text (202 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: The Correlation between Thermal and Noxious Gas Environments, Pig Productivity and Behavioral Responses of Growing Pigs
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(9), 3514-3527; doi:10.3390/ijerph8093514
Received: 22 July 2011; in revised form: / Accepted: 9 August 2011 / Published: 25 August 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1536 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Simultaneous Isolation of Lactoferrin and Lactoperoxidase from Bovine Colostrum by SPEC 70 SLS Cation Exchange Resin
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(9), 3764-3776; doi:10.3390/ijerph8093764
Received: 19 July 2011; in revised form: 19 August 2011 / Accepted: 31 August 2011 / Published: 21 September 2011| Download PDF Full-text (578 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 3 June 2011