News and Updates

May 4, 2017

Yang Liu (Jeanne) is accepted in the Beef Cattle Institute 2017 Summer Scholar Program with the project “A review of life cycle assessment on carbon footprint of beef production in the US.”

April, 2017

Extension publication MF3367: "National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT) for livestock producers."

April 10, 2017

Dr. Zifei Liu was on radio interview for Agriculture Today: Flint Hills smoke management.

April 3, 2017

Workshop: Smoke Management under New US Ozone and PM Standards. 

March, 2017

Extension publication MF3358: "How much does Kansas rangeland burning contribute to ambient PM2.5?"

March, 2017

Extension publication MF3357: "How much does Kansas rangeland burning contribute to ambient ozone? "

March 15, 2017

Yang Liu (Jeanne) passed her prelim examination and become a phD candidate. Congratulations!

February, 2017

Journal publication: Liu, Z, Y. Liu, J. Murphy, and R. Maghirang. 2017. Ammonia and methane emission factors from cattle operations expressed as losses of dietary nutrients or energy. Agriculture. 7(3),16.

February, 2017

Journal publication: Liu, Z, Y. Liu, J. Murphy, and R. Maghirang. 2017. Estimating ambient ozone effect of Kansas rangeland burning with receptor modeling and regression analysis. Environments. (4)14.

Janurary, 2017

Journal publication: Liu, Z, Y. Liu, X. Shi. J. Murphy, and R. Maghirang. 2017. Variations of ammonia emissions from cattle operations: Effects of temperature and dietary crude protein content. Trans. ASABE. (60)1.

November, 2016

Journal publication: Health and environmental impacts of smoke from vegetation fires: a review. Journal of Environmental Protection. 7, 1860-1885. 

July, 2016

Dr. Zifei Liu was awarded as Outstanding Reviewer for the PAFS division at the ASABE Annual International Meeting, July 17-20, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. 

July, 2016

Journal publication: Liu, Z, Y. Liu, R. Maghirang, D. Delvin, C. Blocksome. 2016. Estimate contributions of prescribed rangeland burning in Kansas to ambient PM2.5 through source apportionment with the Unmix receptor model. Trans. ASABE. 59(5).

March 28, 2016

Workshop: Quantifying the contributions of pasture burning on air quality. 

March 23, 2016

Dr. Zifei Liu was on radio interview for Agriculture Today: Ammonia and methane emissions from beef and dairy operations. 

September, 2015

Journal publication: Liu, Z., W. Powers, and J. Harmon. 2016. Estimating ventilation rates of animal houses through CO2 balance.  Trans. ASABE. 59(1).

April 16, 2015

Workshop: Flint Hills pasture burning: a challenge for air quality; our strategies and opportunities.

February, 2015

Extension publication MF3185: "Gas emissions from beef and dairy operations."

February, 2015

Extension publication MF3184: "Anaerobic digestion of livestock manure: feasibility and factors to consider."

February, 2015

Extension publication MF3180: "Carbon footprint of livestock production."

July 22, 2014

Junqin Wang (June) defended her Master thesis. Congratulations!

February, 2014

Journal publication: Liu, Z., W. Powers, and S. Mukhtar. 2014. A review of practices and technologies for odor control in swine production facilities. Appl. Eng. Agric. 30(3):477-492.

Janurary, 2014

Journal publication: Liu, Z. and W. Powers. 2013. Greenhouse gases emissions from multi-species animal operations and the potential diet effect.  Trans. ASABE.  57(1).

Janurary, 2014

Extension publication MF2918: "Technologies for odor and air emission control in swine production facilities".

Janurary, 2014

Extension publication MF3121: "Understanding Air Quality Concerns of Prescribed Range Burning in Kansas".

December, 2013

Journal publication: Liu, Z., W. Powers, J. Murphy, and R. Maghirang. 2013. Ammonia and hydrogen sulfide emissions from swine production facilities in North America: a meta-analysis. J. Anim. Sci.  92: 1-10.

September 30-October 2, 2013

The Pork Checkoff Swine Education In-Service, Atlanta, GA.

August 18, 2013

Yang Liu (Jeanne) joined our research group as a graduate research assistant. Welcome!

August, 2013

Journal publication: Liu, Z., W. Powers, and H. Liu. 2013. Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Swine Operations: Evaluation of the IPCC Approaches through Meta-analysis. J. Anim. Sci. 91: 4107-4032.

August 13-15, 2013

S-1032 multi-state project annual meeting, Worshop on system thinking, Washington DC.

July 22-25, 2013

Presented "Meta-Analysis of H2S, NH3, VOCs, PM10 and PM2.5 Emissions from Swine Production Facilities in North America " in ASABE annual conference, Kansas City, KS.

June 25-29, 2013

Air and Waste Management Association’s 106th Annual Conference& Exhibition, Chicago, IL.

June 9, 2013

Junqin Wang (June) joined our research group as a graduate research assistant. Welcome!

Aril 19, 2013

ASABE Kansas Section Annual Business Meeting, Manhattan, KS.

Aril 15-17, 2013

Heartland Regional Water Conference, Overland Park, KS.

Aril 9-11, 2013

K-State faculty group visit NSF, USDA, and NIH at Washington DC.

April 1-5, 2013

"From Waste to Worth" national conference, Denver, CO.

March 18, 2013

Two new projects are funded by National Pork Board.

NPB13-088: "Mitigation of Air Emissions from Swine Buildings through the Photocatalytic Technology using UV/TiO2".

NPB13-084: "Effectiveness of Vegetative Environmental Buffers to Reduce Swine Facility Emissions".

February 19-22, 2013

Heartland Water Quality Workshop, Nebraska City, NE.

February 5, 2013

Extension factsheet "How much does my farm emit" is posted at http://msue.anr.msu.edu/resources

Janurary 16-17, 2013

The Beef Checkoff sustainability research summit, Denver, CO.

November 8, 2012

National Science Foundation Day, at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

November 1, 2012 

Submitted progress report for projedt " Meta-Analysis of H2S, NH3, VOC, PM10 and PM2.5 Emissions from Swine Production Facilities in North America" to National Pork Board.

October 30-31, 2012

“Animal Agriculture and Climate Change” project advisory group meeting in Bryan/College Station, TX.

October 16-18, 2012

KSRE annual conference, Manhattan, KS.

September 25-27, 2012

Presented "Air emission from swine production" in the Pork Checkoff Swine Education In-Service, Cincinnati, OH.