Bill VanHeyst

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Odor characterization and reduction in a chicken mortality composter

2016/17 • $25,000 • PI
The objective of this research project is provide poultry farmers with a cost effective and efficient method to compost their mortalities on farm with reduced odours levels emitted. A compost mixer has been developed to decrease the primary phase of composting time from approximately 3 months to...

Assessment of concentrations and emissions of airbourne pollutants at various poultry operations

2010/11-2013/14 • $117,500 • PI,CO
The agriculture sector is a source of particulate matter, ammonia and greenhouse gases, such as methane and nitrous oxide, that get emitted into the atmosphere and contribute to poor air quality and climate change. The poultry sector is taking a proactive approach to their environmental...

Assessing background mercury deposition and emissions in Canada

2010/11-2012/13 • $72,480 • PI
Mercury is ubiquitous in the global environment, including sensitive receptors such as the Canadian Arctic, and is of concern due to its toxicity, persistence and ability to bio-accumulate and bio-magnify in various food chains. While some mercury is released into the environment through natural...