A new joint venture, Univox, is partnering with NDSU to research clean air technologies for confined animal feeding operations. Univox Managing Partner Merritt Hamilton Allen believes that these technologies could lead to better production and safer work environments. “We’re going to be following 32 litters of piglets with this air purification technology.” Univox researcher Curtis Olafson believes that the implications of these technologies could even benefit the environment. “It’s going to remove ammonia from the air,” said Olafson. “We have to believe that that’s going to make the pigs healthier. I think this study will also show that odor is being reduced from the surrounding area.”
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