University of Minnesota
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering

Kevin A. Janni, Professor

Kevin Janni204 Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Bldg.
University of Minnesota
1390 Eckles Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108-6005

Phone: (612) 625-3108

B.Ag.E., 1976, University of Minnesota
M.S., 1977, Ph.D., 1979, Purdue University

Member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers; the American Society of Engineering Educators; the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Air & Waste Management Association, and the National Society of Professional Engineers. Licensed Professional Engineer in Minnesota

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Areas of Interest

Livestock housing systems. Gas phase biofilters. Air quality mitigation. Environmental control and ventilating system design for livestock and poultry buildings. Milk house wastewater treatment. Agricultural odor and gas sources, emissions and their control.

Current Research

Selected Publications

Janni, K.A., M.I. Endres, J.K. Reneau and W. W. Schoper. 2007. Compost dairy barn layout and management recommendations. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 23(1): 97-102.

Barberg, A.E., M.I. Endres and K.A. Janni. 2007. Compost dairy barns in Minnesota: a descriptive study. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 23(2): 231-238.

Guarino, M., L.D. Jacobson, K.A. Janni. 2007. Dust reduction from oil-based feed additives. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 23(3): 329-332.

Janni, K.A., L.D. Jacobson, B.P. Hetchler. 2008. Three-zone model of ammonia and hydrogen sulfide in a deep-pit swine finishing barn. In: Proc. 8th Int. Livestock Env. Sym. ASABE, St. Joseph, MI. pp 229-236.

Jacobson, L.D., B.P. Hetchler, K.A. Janni, J. Linn, A. Heber E. Cortus. Animal and environmental performance of a retrofitted mechanical cross-ventilation system to a naturally ventilated freestal dairy barn in the Midwestern U.S. In: Proc. 8th Int. Livestock Env. Sym. ASABE, St. Joseph, MI. pp 411-417.

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