Authors: Andr?s F. Gonzalez-Mora, Alain N. Rousseau, Laurence Loyon, Fabrice Guiziou
Identifier: CSBE21180
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Description: Ammonia emissions (AE) are likely linked to a wide range of environmental and human health issues. Poultry production contributes to AE with emissions coming from in-situ production and manure storage. Thus, manure management practices have become the subject of interest, focusing on reducing N contributions. However, tracking and control AE from commercial laying hen facilities are time and resource-intensive leading to negative consequences for farm economics and workers? welfare. Simulating AE from laying hen manure (LHM) can provide a powerful framework to formulate and analyse control strategies within laying hen housing systems. Using emission data from LHM storage under controlled laboratory conditions, two modelling techniques were employed to simulate ammonia (NH3) concentrations: a mechanistic model based on physicochemical equations (rMM) and a machine learning method known as Random Forest (RF). Objectif functions such as root mean squared error (RMSE) and the coefficient of determination (R2) were applied to measure model performance. The average of NH3 concentrations were 210.5 ? 44.5 mg N m-3. The rMM used in this study did not prove to be a convincing modelling approach with RMSE and R2 values of 80.8 mg N m-3 and 0.50, respectively. Nevertheless, the RF model had a good performance for predicting ammonia concentrations with RMSE and R2 values of 10.9 mg N m-3 and 0.93, respectively, highlighting the potential of using machine learning (ML) tools for environmental tracking in egg production facilities

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Date: 2021-06-11
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Conference name: 5th CIGR International Conference and CSBE-SCGAB AGM 2021, Quebec City,QC, 11-14 May 2021.
Session name: World Congress on Computers in Agriculture and Natural Resources (WCCA 2)

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