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COST (CA16106): LivAGE, chaired by our research group, is a collaboration network project to connect the European scientists and international researchers in the area of modelling, measurement and mitigation of ammonia and GHG emission of livestock housing. The project is coordinated by Aarhus University and includes the researchers of more than 30 European countries. 

Duration: 2017-2021.

Granted by: European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST).

Read more about the LivAGE at http://cost-livage.eu/ and https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA16106#tabs|Name:overview

Urban wind environment and its effects on naturally ventilated building (PhD): urban wind environment is important for building design, city planning and building ventilation, especially on buildings with natural ventilation or hybrid ventilation. This project will investigated the characteristics of the wind environments in varied urban area and its effects on natural ventilation of buildings.    

Duration: 2017-2020.

IFD Grand Solutions (8055-00020B), OpCool - Optimal cooling for high productive sows in hot climate, is a collaboration research project between academia institutes and industry. The project will develop the fundamental knowledge on heat release process of the productive sows under hot climate conditions and innovative engineering solution to mitigate the heat stress issue for the sows with low cost and energy consumption.

Duration: 2018-2022

Granted by: Innovation Fund Denmark

Effective Indoor Climate and Air Quality Control via Optimal Ventilation Air Distribution (PhD). The project aims at optimal design and air distribution control of hybrid (integrated natural and mechanical) ventilation systems and the application in large buildings, including public buildings, agricultural and industrial buildings.

Duration 2017-2020

GUDP (34009-16-1144), GreenLiv (Green precision ventilation for future livestock housing). The project is to develop an optimal system that integrates energy saving of natural ventilation with controlled precision partial mechanical ventilation for better indoor climate, air quality and reduction of the environmental impact of farm animal housing. Innovative control of airflow distribution by connection of housing design is the key issue in the research.

Duration: 2017-2020

Granted by: GUDP (Green Development and Demonstration Program) Denmark

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Opening Effects on Indoor Airflows and Discharge Coefficient for Dairy Buildings under Wind-driven Ventilation (PhD). The project is aiming at to achieve the insight of the orifice equation method used for determination of ventilation airflow rate and the discharge coefficient, and its correlation to the ventilation openings and wind conditions.

Duration: 2015-2018

FACCE ERANET+ project OptiBarn - Optimized animal-specific barn climatization facing temperature rise and increased climate variability is a European Collaboration Frame Project. The project was aiming at developing region-specific, sustainable adaptation strategies for dairy housing, focusing on an optimised indoor climate of naturally ventilated buildings. AU’s contributions are mainly on the innovative engineering solutions for the regional specific system facing the global warming challenge to mitigate the heat stress of cows and mitigate the negative environmental impacts of the industry.

Duration: 2014-2018

Granted by: EU2020, FACCE ERANET+ Initiative, and by innovation Fund Denmark

HotClimaVent - New hot climate ventilation system for poultry and pigs was a collaboration research conducted by Danish universities and ventilation industry to develop a new cost-effective hot climate ventilation system, which improves animal welfare and production results. The research focuses included development of a new thermal index model combining the effect of indoor air temperature, humidity, air speed and radiation for growing pigs and poultry under hot climate conditions; integrated thermal index sensor; design and control criteria for an integrated ventilation & air cooling system; control of convective heat release from the animals by forced recirculation in the animal occupied zone, and etc.

Duration: 2014-2018

Granted by: Advanced Technology Foundation, Denmark