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Effect of temperature increase on cooling systems in livestock farms
Year:2010
Research Areas
  • Agriculture
Information
Abstract
Global warming is likely to affect current livestock production systems. Intensive systems involving animals kept under controlled environmental conditions may be the best way to confront temperature increases. The aim of this work was to assess the feasibility of current strategies for cooling fattening pig facilities in 2030. A steady-state heat balance model was developed and used with 2007 and projected 2030 climate data for six European locations - Madrid, Milan, Lamia, Stuttgart, Schiphol and Cambridge - to determine whether facilities with a partially slatted floor in these areas could be kept below 28ºC using strategies (n=9) based on natural ventilation, forced ventilation and pad cooling with different specific ventilation rates. For the 2007 scenario, modelling suggested that facilities in the Mediterranean Basin required pad cooling to maintain desirable temperature conditions. However, in Cambridge, Schiphol and Stuttgart, forced ventilation would have been sufficient. For the 2030 scenario, cooling pads may be required for facilities in Madrid, Lamia, Milan and Stuttgart. In Cambridge and Schiphol, forced ventilation may still be adequate, although the ventilation rate would have to be at least 30 air changes per hour.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
CLIMATE RESEARCH
ISBN
0936-577X
Impact factor JCR
2,25
Impact info
Volume
44
Journal number
From page
107
To page
114
Month
ENERO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Jose Luis Garcia Fernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: Alicia Perdigones Borderias (UPM)
  • Autor: Vanesa Valiño Lopez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Energía y Agricultura
  • Departamento: Sistemas Energéticos
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