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Maritime climate in poultry houses

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Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz

Federal State

Lower Saxony and Bremen


Calenberger Straße 2
30169 Hannover

Website: External link to the authority

Project Title

Maritime climate in poultry houses

Project description

For chickens, heat stress in the house can be lethal. Dry air is also harmful because it contains pathogens, dust and ammonia that come from litter, feathers and droppings. The „Maritime air in poultry houses“ project team is developing and testing a technical solution to mitigate temperature peaks in the house and to reduce ammonia, pathogens and fine dust in the air. The innovative new components of the planned air-conditioning und -filtering system already exist in similar form, for example in food processing. Aerosolised hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) kills bacteria and viruses, while an ionization process binds mold spores, bacteria and dust. The human senses perceive this process as a sea breeze, creating the impression of salt in the air.

Final report

Results and the Final report will be found here, as soon as the project is completed.

Key words

  • Farming practice/activity
  • Animal husbandry
  • Pest/disease control

Main funding source

Rural development 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense of Art 56 of Reg.1305/2013)

OG contact information

Universität Vechta, Wissenschaftliche Koordinierungsstelle
Driverstraße 22
49377 Vechta

Phone: 04441-15287

Email: barbara.grabkowsky@uni-vechta.de

Type of OG partners

  • Farmer
  • Farmer
  • Farmer

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Total budget applied for in EUR




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