Professor Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Unit and Group Affiliations(s)
Albert J. Heber is a Professor in Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University. He received his B.S. and M.S. from South Dakota State University and his Ph.D. in 1984 from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Professor Heber, coming from Kansas State University, joined the department as an extension agricultural engineer in 1993.
Dr. Heber's primary research is the assessment and mitigation of dust, odor and gas emissions from confined life support facilities. Other expertise involves design of livestock buildings, and air systems. He is currently developing a national standard for measuring dust and ammonia emissions from livestock buildings, and is spearheading multiple federal projects involving comprehensive emission measurements in collaboration with seven other universities, and major swine and poultry producers. He is revising an online model to estimate odor setback distances for livestock production facilities.
Heber's extension responsibilities cover environmental design of agricultural buildings and odor control, and assisting county educators and producers in solving problems relating to these areas with written extension materials, workshops, seminars and personal contacts.
For more information on Heber's research in the area of odor and air quality measurement, evaluation and control for agriculture, visit the website at: http://www.agairquality.info.
Publication reprints available upon request