2016 NGWA Groundwater Summit

Building a Case for EPA Compliance Utilizing Remote Monitoring in CAFO Lagoons

Monday, April 25, 2016: 5:10 p.m.
Confluence Ballroom C (The Westin Denver Downtown)
Jeff Dance , Elecsys Corporation, Olathe, KS

In concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO’s) lagoons emit substances, by air or overflow. Airborne emissions include ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, methane, carbon dioxide and ammonium nitrates. Equally as harmful are lagoon overflows which can release bacteria, pesticides and antibiotics. The EPA has shown nitrate concentrations, in drinking water cause developmental deficiencies and can fatally deprive the bloodstream of oxygen.
Remotely monitoring, logging and transmitting information, using report by exception technology is critical to proactively managing animal waste and its impact on ground water.
Integrating data logging monitors with industrial data gateways is practical, efficient and cost effective. A variety of telemetry options links hardware in the field to a secure, cloud-based interface. The result is big data that can be analyzed, viewed and configured and acted upon in real time anywhere.

Jeff Dance, Elecsys Corporation, Olathe, KS