The added value of these innovative air cleaners developed during this project are:
- The reduction of diseases by capturing airborne micro-organisms like viruses, bacteria and fungi. This leads to a reduction in animal death. On the long term, VFA hopes this will lead to a reduction of the use of antibiotics in the nutrition of the poultry, resulting in healthier meat for humans.
- Reducing the particulate matter emissions to the outdoor environment. This will not only protect the environment, but also the neighbours of the stable. Resulting in complying to EU environmental legislation concerning particulate matter emissions and to the Dutch legislations concerning the emissions of several particulates towards the neighbours.
- Reducing particulate matter concentrations in the stable. This creates a healthier and more comfortable work and living conditions for the farmer and the animals. Additionally, the disease spread risk among animals will be reduced (particulate matter is an important carrier for viruses).