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Albert Heber

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ABE 215
225 S. University Street
College of Agriculture
West Lafayette, IN 47907


Albert J. Heber is a Professor in Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University. He received his B.S. and M.S. from South Dakota State University and his Ph.D. in 1984 from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Professor Heber, coming from Kansas State University, joined the department as an extension agricultural engineer in 1993. 

Dr. Heber's primary research is the assessment and mitigation of dust, odor and gas emissions from confined life support facilities. Other expertise involves design of livestock buildings, and air systems. He is currently developing a national standard for measuring dust and ammonia emissions from livestock buildings, and is spearheading multiple federal projects involving comprehensive emission measurements in collaboration with seven other universities, and major swine and poultry producers. He is setting up a laboratory to develop and test air treatment systems for advanced life support on space missions for NASA. 

Heber's extension responsibilities cover environmental design of agricultural buildings and odor control, and assisting county educators and producers in solving problems relating to these areas with written extension materials, workshops, seminars and personal contacts. 

For more information on Heber's research in the area of odor and air quality measurement, evaluation and control for agriculture, visit the website at:  

Expertise: Odor and air quality management, Evaluation and control for agriculture




M.S., Agricultural Engineering, South Dakota State University, 1979 
Ph.D., Engineering, University of Nebraska, 1984


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