Iowa Pork Industry Center
Biofilter Project 2000

Contacts: Greg Brenneman and Terry Steinhart

Project description

Beginning work on the frame of the biofilter attaching exhaust fan hood exhaust fan fitting adding woodchips
Beginning work Attaching exhaust fan hood Exhaust fan fitting Adding woodchips
adding composting materials Arlin Karsten, head of Kirkwood Community College swine education program Entire structure  View the plan
Adding composting materials Arlin Karsten Entire structure


Project description:
A demonstration project at the Kirkwood Swine Facility at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids is pleasing to both smell and sight and that's just what Iowa State University (ISU) Extension livestock field specialist Terry Steinhart and ISU Extension agricultural engineer Greg Brenneman had in mind. They designed a biofilter for the exhaust system at the college's 10-stall farrowing house that would decrease odors and blend in visually with the surroundings.

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