Emissions inventory of greenhouse gases and ammonia from livestock housing and manure management
Keywords:emissions inventory, greenhouse gases, methane, nitrous oxide, ammonia, particulate matter, livestock buildings, manure, emission factors, emissions abatement techniques
An emission inventory is a database on the amount of pollutants released into the atmosphere. The anthropogenic emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases are detrimental to the environment and the ecosystems. Therefore, reducing emissions is crucial. One key issue is to inventory these emissions, and consequently databases on anthropogenic emissions will be available for making decisions on implementing suitable mitigation strategies. Such investigations aim at developing national emissions inventory for domestic livestock and to identify possible abatement techniques in order to reduce these emissions. Therefore, the objectives of this study are to introduce and define the emissions inventories, review the emission inventory guides, introduce the relation between the emissions inventory and livestock buildings and manure stores and the relevant emission factors and algorithms, review the tools for processing the emissions inventories (e.g. models, software), show the evaluation and improvement methods of emissions inventories, review the emissions abatement techniques, and present examples and paradigms of available national emissions inventories for several countries.
Keywords: emissions inventory, greenhouse gases, methane, nitrous oxide, ammonia, particulate matter, livestock buildings, manure, emission factors, emissions abatement techniques