Research paper Development of a flaming machine for the disinfection of poultry grow-out facilities by Raffaelli, M., Fontanelli, M., Frasconi, C., Innocenti, A., Dal Re, L., Bardasi, L., Galletti, G. and A. Peruzzi 2013 Journal of Agricultural Engineering 44: 22-28 in Significant Impact Group(s): Biosecurity \ Internal biosecurity \ Internal biosecurity \ HousingClick here for resource
Species targeted: Poultry;
Age: Not stated;
Summary: Research was carried out to set up a new machine for floor disinfection of poultry houses by open flame. The trials were run in controlled conditions in the laboratory of the University of Pisa, Italy, and on a private farm. The results obtained were very promising. Test bench trials showed a substancial reduction in E. coli, and microbial determinations carried out on-farm did not show any difference between thermal and chemical treatment. In addition, the cost estimation showed that thermal disinfection is approximately 4-fold cheaper than chemical sanitation methods. The effective working capacity of the machine was approximately 1700 m2 h–1, and the LPG consumption was approximately 16 kg per 1000 m2. Flame disinfection of poultry grow-out facilities could represent a valid alternative to chemical disinfection.
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