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Effect of temperature increase on cooling systems in livestock farms
Año:2010
Áreas de investigación
  • Agricultura
Datos
Descripción
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.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
CLIMATE RESEARCH
ISSN
0936-577X
Factor de impacto JCR
2,25
Información de impacto
Volumen
44
DOI
Número de revista
Desde la página
107
Hasta la página
114
Mes
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Participantes
  • Autor: Jose Luis Garcia Fernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: Alicia Perdigones Borderias (UPM)
  • Autor: Vanesa Valiño Lopez (UPM)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Energía y Agricultura
  • Departamento: Sistemas Energéticos
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