This proposal focuses on the application of Proton Transfer Reaction–Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (PTR-TOFMS) to the assessment of odour mitigation strategies. The proposal addresses the key environmental issue of odour management. The research will help fulfil the need for defensible, scientific assessment of odour abatement strategies to enable smoother growth of the chicken meat industry. It aims to address a key performance indicator by delivering quantitative data on an economically feasible odour management option, namely, maintaining dry, friable litter.
The State of Queensland acting through the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
• Develop laboratory methods for using PTR-TOFMS for poultry odour analysis and characterisation • Develop methods for using PTR-TOFMS on-site at meat chicken farms • Demonstrate odour abatement efficacy of maintaining dry friable litter using PTR-TOFMS odorant analyses as evidence • Provide direction for future research based on acquired knowledge of the capabilities of PTR-TOFMS.
Project Start Date
Monday, April 27, 2015
Project Completion Date
Friday, December 22, 2017
An environmentally sustainable Australia
CME-Develop and implement measures to improve industry's impact on the enviroment