Dust (Particulate Matter) Emissions From Animal Agriculture: An Introduction

Air emissions from animal animal feedlots are sources of many different emissions including particulate matter (dust).

The materials on this page were developed to assist educators and professors who wish to include dust and particulate emissions and their control as a topic in their classrooms or educational programs.

Fact Sheet

Sharon L. P. Sakirkin, Texas AgriLife Research; Ronaldo Maghirang, Kansas State University; Steve Amosson, Texas AgriLife Extension Service; Brent W. Auvermann, Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Texas AgriLife Research

Alternate download: Includes Dust Emissions Part 1 (Introduction) and Part 2 (Abatement) in a single document (12 pages; PDF format)


Quantifying Particulate Matter (PM) Emissions

Russell McGee, Texas AgriLife Research (7 minutes)

Presentation Slides (Combined with a presentation on dust control)

If you need to download a copy of a segment, submit a request.


These materials were developed by the Air Quality Education in Animal Agriculture (AQEAA) project with with financial support from the National Research Initiative Competitive Grant 2007-55112-17856 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

For questions about the materials on this page contact Dr. Kevin Janni, University of Minnesota (kjanni@umn.edu). For questions about the AQEAA project, contact Dr. Rick Stowell, Unviersity of Nebraska (rstowell2@unl.edu).

If you have presentations, photos, video, publications, or other instructional materials that could be added to the curricula on this page, please contact Dr. Janni or Jill Heemstra (jheemstra@unl.edu).