Selected Publications

Book and Book Chapters:

1.         Ni, J. Q. and Nyns, E.-J. (1993) "Biomethanation: A Developing Technology in Latin America". BORDA, Bruxelles/Bremen, Germany. 286 p.

2.         Sommer, S. G., Zhang, G. Q., Bannink, A., Chadwick, D., Misselbrook, T., Harrison, R., Hutchings, N. J., Menzi, H., Monteny, G. J., Ni, J. Q., Oenema, O., and Webb, J. (2006). “Algorithms determining ammonia emission from buildings housing cattle and pigs and from manure stores”. In Advances in Agronomy (D. L. Sparks, ed.), Vol. 89, pp. 264-335. Academic Press, San Diego.

3.         Ni, J.-Q., and Heber, A. J. (2008). “Sampling and measurement of ammonia at animal facilities.” In Advances in Agronomy (D. L. Sparks, ed.), Vol. 98, Chapter 4, pp. 201-269. Elsevier Academic Press Inc, San Diego.

 

Articles in Refereed Journal:

1.         Ni, J.-Q., Heber, A. J., Lim, T. T., Tao, P. C., and Schmidt, A. M. (2008). “Methane and carbon dioxide emission from two swine finishing barns.” Journal of Environmental Quality 37(6), 1-11.

2.         Jacobson, L. D., B. Hetchler, D. R. Schmidt, R. E. Nicolai, A. J. Heber, J.-Q. Ni, S. J. Hoff, J. A. Koziel, D. B. Parker, Y. Zhang, and D. B. Beasley. (2008). "Quality assured measurements of animal building emissions: odor concentrations." Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association 58(6): 806-811.

3.         Lim, T. T., H. Sun, J. Q. Ni, L. Zhao, C. A. Diehl, A. J. Heber, and S. M. Hanni. (2007). "Field tests of a particulate impaction curtain on emissions from a high-rise layer barn." Transactions of the ASABE 50(5): 1795-1805.

4.         Hoff, S. J., D. S. Bundy, M. A. Nelson, B. C. Zelle, L. D. Jacobson, A. J. Heber, J.-Q. Ni, Y. H. Zhang, J. A. Koziel, and D. B. Beasley. (2006). "Emissions of ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and odor before, during and after slurry removal from a deep-pit swine finisher." Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association 56(5): 581-590.

5.         Heber, A. J., J.-Q. Ni, T.-T. Lim, A. M. Schmidt, J. A. Koziel, P. C. Tao, D. B. Beasley, S. J. Hoff, R. E. Nicolai, L. D. Jacobson, and Y. Zhang. (2006). "Quality assured measurements of animal building emissions: gas concentrations." Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association 56(10): 1472-1483.

6.         Heber, A. J., T.-T. Lim, J.-Q. Ni, P. C. Tao, A. M. Schmidt, J. A. Koziel, S. J. Hoff, L. D. Jacobson, Y. Zhang, and G. B. Baughman. (2006). "Quality assured measurements of animal building emissions: particulate matter concentrations." Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association 56(12): 1642-1648.

7.         Lim, T.T., A.J. Heber, J.-Q. Ni, D. Kendall and B.T. Richert. (2004). "Effects of manure removal strategies on odor and gas emission from swine finishing". Transactions of the ASAE. (6): 2041-2050.

8.         Lim, T.T., A.J. Heber, J.Q. Ni, A.L. Sutton, and P. Shao. (2003). Odor and gas release from anaerobic treated lagoons of swine manure. Journal of Environmental Quality. 32:406-416. Full text.

9.         Ni, J.-Q., A.J. Heber, C.A. Diehl, T.T. Lim, R.K. Duggirala and B.L. Haymore. (2002). "Characteristics of hydrogen sulphide concentrations in mechanically ventilated swine buildings". Canadian Biosystems Engineering. 44 (6): 11-19.

10.     Ni, J.Q., A.J. Heber, T.T. Lim, C.A. Diehl, R. Duggirala and B.L. Haymore. (2002). "Summertime concentrations and emissions of hydrogen sulfide at a mechanically-ventilated swine finishing building". Transactions of the ASAE. 45 (1): 193-199.

11.     Ni, J.-Q., A.J. Heber, T.T. Lim, C.A. Diehl, R.K. Duggirala and B.L. Haymore. (2002). "Hydrogen sulfide emission from two large pig-finishing buildings with long-term high-frequency measurements". J. Agr. Sci. 138 (2): 227-236.

12.     Heber, A.J., J.-Q. Ni and T.T. Lim. 2002. "Odor flux measurement at a facultative swine lagoon stratified by surface aeration". Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 18 (5): 593-602.

13.     Heber, A.J., J.Q. Ni, B.L. Haymore, R.K. Duggirala and K.M. Keener. (2001). "Air quality and emission measurement methodology at swine finishing buildings". Transactions of the ASAE. 44 (6): 1765-1778.

14.     Heber, A. J., Ni, J. Q., Lim, T. T., Diehl, C. A., Sutton, A. L., Duggirala, R. K., Haymore, B. L., Kelly, D. T. and Adamchuk, V. I. (2001). "Effect of a manure additive on the reduction of ammonia emission from swine finishing buildings." Transactions of the ASAE. 43 (6):1895-1902.

15.     Lim, T.T., A.J. Heber, J.-Q. Ni, A.L. Sutton and D.T. Kelly. 2001. "Characteristics and emission rates of odor from commercial swine nurseries". Transactions of the ASAE. 44 (5): 1275-1282.

16.     Ni, J. Q., Hendriks, J., Vinckier, C. and Coenegrachts, J. (2000). "A new concept of carbon dioxide accelerated ammonia release from liquid manure in pig house." Environment International. 26 (1-2):97-104.

17.     Ni, J. Q., Hendriks, J., Vinckier, C. and Coenegrachts, J. (2000). "Development and validation of a dynamic mathematical model of ammonia release in pig house." Environment International. 26 (1-2):105-115.

18.     Parbst, K.E., K.M. Keener, A.J. Heber and J.Q. Ni. (2000). “Comparison of a low cost and high cost odor monitoring equipment in a commercial swine finishing house.” Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 16 (6):693-699.

19.     Ni, J. Q., Heber, A. J., Diehl, C. A. and Lim, T. T. (2000). "Ammonia, hydrogen sulphide and carbon dioxide from pig manure in under-floor deep pits." Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research. 77 (1):53-66. Abstract..

20.     Ni, J. Q., Heber, A. J., Lim, T. T., Diehl, C. A. and A. Sutton (2000). "Ammonia emissions from a large mechanically-ventilated swine building during warm weather." Journal of Environmental Quality. 29(3):751-758. Abstract..

21.     Ni, J. Q. (1999). "Mechanistic models of ammonia release from liquid manure, a review." Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research. 72(1):1-17. Abstract.

22.     Ni, J. Q., Vinckier, C., Coenegrachts, J. and Hendriks, J. (1999). "Effect of manure on ammonia emission from a fattening pig house with partly slatted floor." Livestock Production Science. 59(1): 25-31. Abstract.

23.     Ni, J. Q., Hendriks, J., Coenegrachts, J. and Vinckier, C. (1999). "Production of carbon dioxide in a fattening pig house under field condition. I. Exhalation by pigs." Atmospheric Environment. 33(22): 3691-3696. Abstract.

24.     Ni, J. Q., Vinckier, C., Hendriks, J. and Coenegrachts, J. (1999). "Production of carbon dioxide in a fattening pig house under field condition. II. Release from manure." Atmospheric Environment. 33(22): 3697-3703. Abstract.

25.     Ni, J.Q. and Nyns, E.-J. (1996) "New concept for the evaluation of biogas development in third world countries". Energy Conservation and Management. 37(10): 1525-1534. Abstract.

26.     Ni, J.Q. and Nyns, E.-J. (1995) "Diffusion of rural biogas technology: survey of experience". Science, Technology & Development. 13(2, August): 266-277. Abstract

27.     Ni, J.Q. and Nyns, E.-J. (1994) "Guest Editorial: Development and perspectives of biomethanation: views on the Latin American experience". The World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 10: 607-611.

28.     Ni, J.Q., Naveau, H., Nyns, E.-J. (1993) "Biogas: exploitation of a renewable energy in Latin America". International Journal of Renewable Energy. 3(6/7): 763-779.

29.     Ni, J.Q. and Zhou, H. (1992) "Energy consumption and conservation in tea processing in China". International Journal of Renewable Energy. 2(1): 1-5.

 

Recent Conference Papers:

1.         Ni, J.-Q., A. J. Heber, M. J. Darr, T. T. Lim, C. A. Diehl, and B. Bogan. (2008). "Air quality monitoring and data acquisition for livestock and poultry environment studies." In The Eighth International Livestock Environment Symposium (ILES VIII). Iguassu Falls, Brazil, September 1-5, PAP-0626. St. Joseph, Mich.: ASABE.

2.         Ni, J.-Q., H.-W. Sun, S. M. Hanni, A. J. Heber, C. A. Diehl, T. T. Lim, L. Zhao, and M. Darr. (2005). "Application of vibration sensor for fan monitoring to improve measurement quality at a large layer barn." Presented at ASAE Annual International Meeting. ASAE Paper No. 054041. St. Joseph, Mich.: ASAE.

3.         Ni, J.-Q., A. J. Heber, T. T. Lim, and C. A. Diehl. (2005). "A low-cost technique to monitor ventilation fan operations in animal buildings." In Seventh International Livestock Environment Symposium. Beijing, China, May 18 - 20, 389-395. T. Brown-Brandl and R. Maghirang, eds. American Society of Agricultural Engineers.

4.         Heber, A.J., T.-T. Lim, P.C. Tao, J.-Q. Ni and A.M. Schmidt. 2004. "Control of air emissions from swine finishing buildings flushed with recycled lagoon effluent". In: ASAE Annual Int. Meeting. Ottawa, ON, Canada, Aug. 1-4. Paper No. 04-4156. ASAE, 2950 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659 USA. pp. 13.

5.         Heber, A.J., J.-Q. Ni, T.-T. Lim, D.B. Beasley, S.J. Hoff, L.D. Jacobson, J. Koziel and Y. Zhang. 2004. "Proposed standard for measuring air emissions from livestock housing". In: ASAE Annual Int. Meeting. Ottawa, ON, Canada, Aug. 1-4. ASAE, 2950 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659 USA.

6.         Dunn, J.L., J.-Q. Ni, B.E. Hill, M.L. Henry, A.J. Heber and T.-T. Lim. 2003. "Odor nuisance potential and pig performance of a conventional and a high rise™ swine farrowing barns". In: Air Pollution 2003. pp. 9.

7.         Heber, A.J., J.-Q. Ni and T.T. Lim. 2003. "Air quality measurements at a laying hen house: experimental methods". In: Indoor Air Quality. Denmark.

8.         Lim, T.T., A.J. Heber and J.-Q. Ni. 2003. "Air quality measurements at a laying hen house: odor and hydrogen sulfide emissions". In:ountry-region>Denmark.

9.         Lim, T.T., A.J. Heber and J.-Q. Ni. 2003. "Air quality measurements at a laying hen house: ventilation airflow rates". In: ASAE Annual Int. Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, July 27-30. Paper No. 03-. ASAE, 2950 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659 USA. pp. 10.

10.     Lim, T.-T., A.J. Heber, J.-Q. Ni, D.C. Kendall and B.R. Richert. 2002. "Effects of manure removal strategies on odor and gas emission from swine finishing". In: ASAE Annual Int. Meeting. Chicago, Illinois, July 28-August 2. Paper No. 024123. ASAE, 2950 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659 USA. pp. 22.

11.     Ni, J.-Q., A.J. Heber, T.T. Lim, H. Xin and A. Tanaka. 2003. "Evaluation of three ammonia measurement devices tested at a laying hen house". In: ASAE Annual Int. Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, July 27-30. Paper No. 03-4078. ASAE, 2950 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659 USA. pp. 10.

12.     Tao, P.-C., A.J. Heber, J.-Q. Ni, B. Haymore and R. Duggirala. 2003. "Air quality and emission measurements at four naturally ventilated swine finishing houses". In: ASAE Annual Int. Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, July 27-30. Paper No. 03-. ASAE, 2950 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659 USA. pp. 10.

13.     Heber, A.J., T.T. Lim, J.Z. Gallien, J.-Q. Ni, P.C. Tao, L.D. Jacobson, J.A. Koziel, S.J. Hoff, Y. Zhang and G.B. Baughman. 2002. "Quality assured measurements of animal building emissions: Part 2. particulate matter concentrations". In: Symposium on Air Quality Measurement Methods and Technology. San Francisco, CA, November 13-25. pp. 14.

14.     Heber, A.J., J.-Q. Ni, T.T. Lim, P.C. Tao, A.M. Millmier, L.D. Jacobson, D.E. Nicolai, J.A. Koziel, S.J. Hoff, Y. Zhang and D.B. Beasley. 2002. "Quality assured measurements of animal building emissions: Part 1.Gas concentrations". In: Symposium on Air Quality Measurement Methods and Technology. San Francisco, CA, November 13-25.

15.     Xin, H., A. Tanaka, T. Wang, R.S. Gates, E.F. Wheeler, K.D. Casey, A.J. Heber, J.-Q. Ni and T. Lim. 2002. "A portable system for continuous ammonia measurement in the field". In: ASAE Annual Int. Meeting. Chicago, Illinois, July 28-August 2. Paper No. 024168. ASAE, 2950 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659 USA. pp. 16.

16.     Ni, J. Q. and Heber, A. J. (2001). "Sampling and measurement of ammonia concentration at animal facilities - A review." In: ASAE Annual International Meeting. Sacramento, California, July 30-August 1. Paper No. 014090. St. Joseph, MI: ASAE. PDF file (449k).

17.     Ni, J. Q., Heber, A. J., Fakhoury, K. J., Shao, P., Kelly, D., Sutton, A. L. and Patterson, J. A. (2001). "Mechanism of gas release from liquid swine wastes." In: ASAE Annual International Meeting. Sacramento, California, July 30-August 1. Paper No. 014091. St. Joseph, MI: ASAE. PDF file (284k).

18.     Fakhoury, K. J., Heber, A. J., Shao, P. and Ni, J. Q. (2000). "Correlation of odor detection thresholds with concentrations of hydrogen sulfide, ammonia and treace gases emitted from swine manure." In: ASAE Annual International Meeting. Milwaukee, WI, July 9-12. Paper No. 004047. ASAE, St. Joseph, MI, USA.12p.

19.     Lim, T. T., Heber, A. J., Ni, J. Q., Grant, R. and Sutton, A. L. (2000). "Odor impact distance guideline for swine production systems." In: Conference Proceedings Odors and VOC Emissions 2000. Hyatt Regency, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, April 16-19. Paper No. Cession 10-e. Water Environment Federation. 16p.

20.     Ni, J. Q., Heber, A. J., Fakhoury, K. J., Shao, P., Sutton, A. L., Kelly, D., Patterson, J. A. and Kim, S. T. (2000). "Laboratory measurement of hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide releases from swine manure of different solid contents." In: ASAE Annual International Meeting. Milwaukee, WI, July 9-12. Paper No. 004082. 13p. PDF file (219k).

21.     Ni, J. Q., Heber, A. J., Diehl, C. A., Lim, T. T., Duggirala, R. K. and Haymore, B. L. (2000). "Burst releases of hydrogen sulfide in mechanically ventilated swine buildings." In: Odors and VOC Emissions 2000. Hyatt Regency, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, April 16-19. Paper Session 8-c. PDF file (101k).

22.     Heber, A. J., Lim, T. T., Ni, J. Q. and Fakhoury, K. J. (2000). "A buoyant convective flux chamber for measuring liquid surface emissions." In: Odors and VOC Emissions 2000. Hyatt Regency, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, April 16-19, 2000. Paper No. Cession 4-b.

23.     Lim, T. T., Heber, A. J., Ni, J. Q., Grant, R. and Sutton, A. L. (2000). "Odor impact distance guideline for swine production systems." In: Odors and VOC Emissions 2000. Hyatt Regency, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, April 16-19, 2000. Paper No. Cession 10-e. 16p.

24.     Ni, J.Q., Heber, A. J., Lim, T. T. and Diehl, C. A. (1999). "Characteristics of hydrogen sulfide concentrations in mechanically ventilated swine buildings." In: ASAE/CSAE-SCGR Annual International Meeting. Toronto, Ontario Canada, July 18-22. Paper No. 994155. ASAE, 2950 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659 USA. 25p. PDF file (368k).

25.      Ni, J.Q., Heber, A. J., Lim, T. T. and Diehl, C. A. (1999). "Continuous measurement of hydrogen sulfide emission from two large swine finishing buildings." In: ASAE/CSAE-SCGR Annual International Meeting. Toronto, Ontario Canada, July 18-22. Paper No. 994132. ASAE, 2950 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659 USA. 17p. PDF file (125k)

26.     Ni, J.Q., Heber, A. J., Lim, T. T., Diehl, C. A. and Sutton, A. L. (1999). "Effect of a manure additive on the reduction of ammonia emission from large swine finishing buildings." In: ASAE/CSAE-SCGR Annual International Meeting. Toronto, Ontario Canada, July 18-22. Paper No. 994032. ASAE, 2950 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659 USA. 15p. PDF file (75k)

27.     Heber, A. J. and Ni, J.Q. (1999). "Odor emission from a swine finish facility with a surface-aerated lagoon." In: ASAE/CSAE-ACGR Annual International Meeting. Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto, Ontario Canada, July 18-21. Paper No. 994129. ASAE, 2950 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659 USA. 22p.

28.     Lim, T. T., Heber, A. J. and Ni, J.Q. (1999). "Odor Emissions from Commercial Swine Nurseries." In: ASAE/CSAE-SCGR Annual International Meeting. Toronto, Ontario Canada, July 18-22. Paper No. 994147. ASAE, 2950 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659 USA. 12p.

29.     Lim, T. T., Heber, A. J., Ni, J.Q. and Diehl, C. A. (1999). "Odor Emissions from Commercial Swine Nurseries." In: ASAE/CSAE-SCGR Annual International Meeting. Toronto, Ontario Canada, July 18-22. Paper No. 994130. ASAE, 2950 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659 USA. 10p.

30.     Ni, J. Q., Lim, T., Heber, A. J., Diehl, C. and Duggirala, R. (1998). "Gas release from deep manure pits in cleaned and emptied swine finishing buildings." In: Animal Production Systems and the Environment. An International Conference on Odor, Water Quality, Nutrient management and Socioeconomic Issues. Des Moines, Iowa, July 20-22. Vol. I. pp. 321-326.

31.     Lim, T. T., Heber, A. J., Ni, J. Q., Duggirala, R., Haymore, B. L. and Diehl, C. A. (1998). "Production of carbon dioxide in deep-pit swine finishing house." In: ASAE Annual International Meeting. Orlando, Florida, July 11-16. Paper No. 984049. ASAE, 2950 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659 USA. 15p.

32.     Ni, J. Q., Lim, T. T., Heber, A. J., Duggirala, R., Haymore, B. L. and Diehl, C. A. (1998). "Hydrogen sulfide emissions from a mechanically-ventilated swine building during warm weather." In: ASAE Annual International Meeting. Orlando, Florida, July 11-16. Paper No. 984050. ASAE, 2950 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659 USA. 13p. PDF file (97k)

33.     Ni, J. Q., Lim, T. T., Heber, A. J., Duggirala, R., Haymore, B. L. and Diehl, C. A. (1998). "Ammonia emission from a large mechanically-ventilated swine building during warm weather." In: ASAE Annual International Meeting. Orlando, Florida, July 11-16. Paper No. 984051. ASAE, 2950 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659 USA. 16p. PDF file (295k)

34.     Heber, A. J., Haymore, B. L., Ni, J. Q., Duggirala, R. K., Diehl, C. A. and Spence, M. L. (1998). "Measurements of gas emissions from commercial swine buildings." In: ASAE Annual International Meeting. Orlando, Florida, July 11-16. Paper No. 984058. ASAE, 2950 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659 USA.

35.     Heber, A. J., Bundy, D. S., Lim, T., Ni, J. Q., Haymore, B. L., Diehl, C. and Duggirala, R. (1998). "Odor emission rates from swine finishing buildings." In: Animal Production Systems and the Environment. An International Conference on Odor, Water Quality, Nutrient Management and Socioeconomic Issues. Des Moines, Iowa, July 20-22. Vol. I. pp. 305-310.