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Web Date: July 7, 2010

Studying Pigsties

Air Pollution: A new technique to measure stinky compounds will help fight pig farm odors
Department: Science & Technology, Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: odorants, farms, pollutants

In the last two decades, people living near pig farms have raised a stink over their porcine neighbors and the miles-long plumes of oppressive smells that they generate. Now, a new technique described in Environmental Science & Technology (DOI: 10.1021/es100483s) provides a way to track compounds wafting off pig manure, making it easier to regulate farm aromas.

The volatile organic compounds . . .

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