Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
livestock, management, odor
Odor from livestock operations is often a nuisance to the neighborhood stakeholders and is one of the major environmental and societal issues associated with livestock industries. An odor management plan is not a requirement during the state permitting process of any livestock operation in South Dakota, but may be required to varying degrees for county level approval. Some neighboring states have developed odor management planning guides or templates which help address odor issues. Adoption of an odor management plan in SD can help address concerns of odor for the continuously expanding livestock industry in this state. Hence, an odor management plan template has been developed in this study to help proactively minimize odor conflicts among livestock operations and neighborhood communities. This template was guided by the existing guides or tools from other states, along with the engagement of different interest groups in SD. Some case studies were analyzed to relate hydrogen sulfide gas with odor annoyances, which could play a role in assessing odor annoyances and in odor management. Our template includes scientific tools to assess odor impacts of an operation. However, voluntary adoption of this OMP template will give producers from SD and surrounding regions an advantage of explaining their positive attitude of reducing odors generated by their operation towards the community.
Includes bibliographical references
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted
Akter, Suraiya, "Development of an Odor Management Plan for South Dakota" (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2643.