Screening ventilation strategies for confined-space manure storage facilities.

  title={Screening ventilation strategies for confined-space manure storage facilities.},
  author={Emanuele Pesce and Jian Zhao and Harvey B. Manbeck and Dennis J Murphy},
  journal={Journal of agricultural safety and health},
  volume={14 3},
Fatalities associated with entry into on-farm confined-space manure storage facilities occur each year. The fatalities are due to asphyxiation or poisoning by exposure to high concentrations of hydrogen sulfide, methane, and carbon dioxide. Forced ventilation has been shown to be an effective way to reduce concentrations of noxious gases to levels that are safe for human entry into these storage facilities. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) was used as an indicator gas to investigate the effectiveness of… CONTINUE READING