Mitigation of Carbon Dioxide Emissions in a Warming System for Chicks by Using Solar Energy
Wei-Cheng Chen and Chung-Teh Sheng
Department of Bio-industrial Mechatronics Engineering National Chung Hsing University, Taichung
Taiwan, R.O.C. firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: Controlling the environmental temperature during in the incubation period of a poultry heater is of priority concern. In practice, the poultry heater of this warming system is operated by using a tungsten lighter, subsequently making it difficult to maintain the temperature for chicks between 30 and 32℃ for chicks and also lowering the electronic-energy effect. Therefore, this study investigates the feasibility of using a highly effective warming system for chicks by using solar energy. A poultry heater structure is also developed for saving energy and ensuring comfort of the chicks. When raising chicks, the warming system should function continuously for 1-4 weeks, depending on the season. When water in the solar system has a fluidity of 5.7 kg/min and of 35-57℃, the proposed poultry heater is more effective than the tungsten lighter heater, saving around 148.6 Kg of carbon dioxide emissions for growth of approximately 1000 chicks.
[Chen WC, Sheng CT. Mitigation of Carbon Dioxide Emissions in a Warming System for Chicks by Using Solar Energy. Life Sci J 2013;10(1):1845-1850] (ISSN:1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 4
Keywords: Solar energy; poultry heater; chicks warming system; carbon dioxide emmision.