Sanjay Shah

Professor

Education

Ph.D. 2000

Biological Systems Engineering

Virginia Tech

M.S. 1995

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Louisiana State University

B. Tech. 1985

Agricultural Engineering

Punjab Agricultural University, India

Research Description

Livestock barn ventilation, heating, and cooling; agricultural air quality; renewable energy applications in livestock barns

Honors and Awards

  • Special Specialist Award, 2006
  • Robert W. Bottcher Promising Researcher Award, 2004
  • Faculty Research and Professional Development Award, 2004
  • WVU Extension Service Outstanding Developing Researcher Award, 2002

Publications

Evaluation of a novel, low-cost plastic solar air heater for turkey brooding
Poole, M. R., Shah, S. B., Grimes, J. L., & Boyette, M. D. S. L. F. (2018), Energy for Sustainable Development, 45, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2018.04.004
Evaluation of landscape fabric as a solar air heater
Poole, M. R., Shah, S. B., Boyette, M. D., Grimes, J. L., & Stikeleather, L. F. (2018), Renewable Energy, 127, 998–1003. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.05.045
Performance of a Coupled Transpired Solar Collector--Phase Change Material-based Thermal Energy Storage System
Poole, M., Shah, S., Boyette, M., & Cleveland, T. (2018). Performance of a Coupled Transpired Solar Collector–Phase Change Material-based Thermal Energy Storage System. Energy and Buildings, 161, 72–79,
A novel non-invasive method for evaluating electroencephalograms on laying hens
Eberle, K. N., Martin, M. P., Shah, S., Malheiros, R. D., Livingston, K. A., & Anderson, K. E. (2018), Poultry Science, 97(3), 860–864. https://doi.org/10.3382/ps/pex391
Tempering ventilation air in a swine finishing barn with a low-cost earth-to-water heat exchanger
Shah, S., Lentz, Z., Heugten, E., Currin, R., & Singletary, I. (2017), Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4979359
Avocado seed-derived activated carbon for mitigation of aqueous ammonium
Zhu, Y. Y., Kolar, P., Shah, S. B., Cheng, J. J., & Lim, P. K. (2016), Industrial Crops and Products, 92, 34–41.
Development of MOS sensor-based NH3 monitor for use in poultry houses
Lin, T. H., Shah, S. B., Wang-Li, L. J., Oviedo-Rondoon, E. O., & Post, J. (2016), Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 127, 708–715. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2016.07.033
N2O emission and nitrogen transformation in chicken manure and biochar co-composting
Jia, X., Wang, M., Yuan, W., Shah, S., Shi, W., Meng, X., … Yang, B. (2016), Transactions of the ASABE, 59(5), 1277–1283. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.59.11685
Performance analysis of a poultry engineering chamber complex for animal environment, air quality, and welfare studies
Shivkumar, A. P., Wang-Li, L., Shah, S. B., Stikeleather, L. F., & Fuentes, M. (2016), Transactions of the ASABE, 59(5), 1371–1382.
Removal of ammonia and airborne culturable bacteria by proof-of-concept windbreak wall with slightly acidic electrolyzed water spray for a layer breeding house
Zheng, W., Li, Z., Shah, S., & Li, B. (2016), Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 32(3), 393–399.
Transpired solar wall for tempering air in a swine nursery in a humid subtropical climate
Shah, S. B., Marshall, T. K., & Matthis, S. (2016), Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 32, 115–123.
Biofiltration of ammonia and GHGs from swine gestation barn pit exhaust
Hood, M. C., Shah, S. B., Kolar, P., Li, L. W., & Stikeleather, L. (2015), Transactions of the ASABE, 58(3), 771–782.
Calcined eggshell as an inexpensive catalyst for partial oxidation of methane
Karoshi, G., Kolar, P., Shah, S. B., Gilleskie, G., & Das, L. (2015), Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 57, 123–128.
Acidifier application rate impacts on ammonia emissions from US roaster chicken houses
Shah, S. B., Grimes, J. L., Oviedo-Rondon, E. O., & Westerman, P. W. (2014), Atmospheric Environment, 92, 576–583. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.01.044
Ammonia concentrations and modeling of inorganic particulate matter in the vicinity of an egg production facility in Southeastern USA
Li, Q. F., Wang-Li, L. J., Shah, S. B., Jayanty, R. K. M., & Bloomfield, P. (2014), Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21(6), 4675–4685. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-013-2417-z
Ammonia fate and transport mechanisms in broiler litter
Liang, W. Z., Classen, J. J., Shah, S. B., & Sharma-Shivappa, R. (2014), Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 225(1).
Drying temperature - duration impacts on moisture, carbon, and nitrogen losses from broiler litter
Liang, W., Shah, S. B., Classen, J., & Sharma-Shivappa, R. (2014), Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal, 16(4), 16–23.
Storage method impacts on ammonia flux from broiler cake and acid scrubbers for high ammonia concentration measurements
Shah, S. B., Yao, H., & Osborne, J. A. (2014), Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 225(1).
Transpired solar collector duct for tempering air in North Carolina turkey brooder barn and swine nursery
Love, C. D., Shah, S. B., Grimes, J. L., & Willits, D. W. (2014), Solar Energy, 102, 308–317.
Acidifier dosage effects on inside ammonia concentrations in roaster houses
Shah, S. B., Oviedo-Rondon, E. O., Grimes, J. L., Westerman, P. W., & Campeau, D. (2013), Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 29(4), 573–580. https://doi.org/10.13031/aea.29.9904
Ancillary impacts of different acidifier application rates in roaster houses
Shah, S. B., Westerman, P. W., Grimes, J. L., Oviedo-Rondon, E. O., & Campeau, D. (2013), Journal of Applied Poultry Research, 22, 565–573. https://doi.org/10.3382/japr.2012-00693
Live performance of roasters raised in houses receiving different acidifier application rates
Oviedo-Rondon, E. O., Shah, S. B., Grimes, J. L., Westerman, P. W., & Campeau, D. (2013), Journal of Applied Poultry Research, 22(4), 922–928. https://doi.org/10.3382/japr.2012-00716
Modeling ammonium adsorption on broiler litter and cake
Liang, W.-zhen, Shah, S. B., Classen, J. J., & Sharma-Shivappa, R. (2013), Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 224(2), 324–349.
Nitrogen mass balance in commercial roaster houses receiving different acidifier application rates
Shah, S. B., Grimes, J. L., Oviedo-Rondon, E. O., Westerman, P. W., & Campeau, D. (2013), Journal of Applied Poultry Research, 22(3), 539–550. https://doi.org/10.3382/japr.2012-00704
Evaluation of additive for reducing gaseous emissions from swine waste
Shah, S. B., & Kolar, P. (2012), Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal, 14(2), 10–20.
Feasibility of extracting ammonia from broiler litter and scale-up considerations
Kolar, P., Shah, S. B., & Love, C. D. (2012), Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 28(4), 577–582.
Ammonia emissions from broiler cake stockpiled in a naturally ventilated shed
Yao, H., Shah, S. B., Willits, D. H., Westerman, P. W., Li, L. W., & Marshall, T. K. (2011), Transactions of the ASABE, 54(5), 1893–1904.
Coupled biofilter - heat exchanger prototype for a broiler house
Shah, S. B., Workman, D. J., Yates, J., Basden, T. J., Merriner, C. T., & deGraft-Hanson, J. (2011), Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 27(6), 1039–1048.
Fine particulate matter in a high-rise layer house and its vicinity
Li, Q., Wang-Li, L., Shah, S. B., Jayanty, R. K. M., & Bloomfield, P. (2011), Transactions of the ASABE, 54(6), 2299–2310.
Validation and uncertainty analysis of an ammonia emission model for broiler litter
Liu, Z., Wang-Li, L., Beasley, D. B., & Shah, S. B. (2011), Transactions of the ASABE, 54(3), 1051–1057.
Impact of land application method on ammonia loss from hog lagoon effluent
Shah, S. B., Balla, B. K., Grabow, G. L., Westerman, P. W., & Bailey, D. E. (2009), Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 25(6), 963–973.
Leaching of nutrients and trace elements from stockpiled turkey litter into soil
Shah, S. B., Hutchison, K. J., Hesterberg, D. L., Grabow, G. L., Huffman, R. L., Hardy, D. H., & Parsons, J. T. (2009), Journal of Environmental Quality, 38(3), 1053–1065. https://doi.org/10.2134/jeq2007.0639
Modeling ammonia emissions from broiler litter at laboratory scale
Liu, Z., Wang, L., Beasley, D. B., & Shah, S. B. (2009), Transactions of the ASABE, 52(5), 1683–1694.
Design and evaluation of a regenerating scrubber for reducing animal house emissions
Shah, S. B., Westerman, P. W., Munilla, R. D., Adcock, M. E., & Baughman, G. R. (2008), Transactions of the ASABE, 51(1), 243–250.
Effect of a metabolic stimulant on ammonia volatilization from broiler litter
Shah, S. B., Baird, C. L., & Rice, J. M. (2007), Journal of Applied Poultry Research, 16(2), 240–247. https://doi.org/10.1093/japr/16.2.240
Ammonia adsorption in five types of flexible tubing materials
Shah, S. B., Grabow, G. L., & Westerman, P. W. (2006), Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 22(6), 919–923.
Measuring ammonia concentrations and emissions from agricultural land and liquid surfaces: A review
Shah, S. B., Westerman, P. W., & Arogo, J. (2006), Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 56(7), 945–960. https://doi.org/10.1080/10473289.2006.10464512
Bslc: A tool for bacteria source characterization for watershed management
Zeckoski, R. W., Benham, B. L., Shah, S. B., Wolfe, M. L., Brannan, K. M., Al-Smadi, M., … Heatwole, C. D. (2005), Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 21(5), 879–889.
Mechanical aeration and liquid dairy manure application impacts on grassland runoff water quality and yield
Shah, S. B., Miller, J. L., & Basden, T. J. (2004), Transactions of the ASAE, 47(3), 777–788.
Simulating the fate of subsurface-banded urea
Shah, S. B., Wolfe, M. L., & Borggaard, J. T. (2004), Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 70(1), 47–66. https://doi.org/10.1023/B:FRES.0000045983.33883.37
Water quality impacts of different turkey litter application methods
Shah, S. B., Shamblin, M. D., Boone, H. N., Gartin, S. A., & Bhumbla, D. K. (2004), Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 20(2), 207–210.
Bench-scale biofilter for removing ammonia from poultry house exhaust
Shah, S. B., Basden, T. J., & Bhumbla, T. K. (2003), Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes, B38(1), 89–102.
Particle size impacts of subsurface-banded urea on nitrogen transformation in the laboratory
Shah, S. B., & Wolfe, M. L. (2003), Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 34(9-10), 1245–1260. https://doi.org/10.1081/CSS-120020441
Cool temperature performance of a wheat straw biofilter for treating dairy wastewater
Shah, S. B., Bhumbla, D. K., Basden, T. J., & Lawrence, L. L. (2002), Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes, B37(5), 493–505.
Nitrate leaching impact of urea pellets versus granules
Shah, S. B., & Wolfe, M. L. (2002), Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 18(1), 57–64.
Daily evapotranspiration prediction from a Louisiana flooded rice field
Shah, S. B., & Edling, R. J. (2000), Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 126(1), 8–13. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9437(2000)126:1(8)

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Grants

Evaluating Broiler And Turkey Behavior And Physiological Stress Indicators During VSD With Additions Of Heat Or CO2 For The Development Of Humane Methodologies For Mass Depopulation During A Disease Outbreak
United States Poultry & Egg Association(10/01/17 - 5/31/19)
Evaluating hen behavior and physiological stressors during VSD for the development of humane methodologies for mass depopulation during a disease outbreak
United States Poultry & Egg Association(11/01/15 - 2/01/17)
LOW-COST SOLAR HEATER FOR POULTRY BARNS
United States Poultry & Egg Association(11/01/15 - 8/01/17)
Combined Heat Recovery and Ammonia Control System for Broiler Brooding
United States Poultry & Egg Association(1/01/15 - 12/01/17)
Engineered windbreak wall - Negetative Strip System to Reduce Pollutant and Odor Emissions from Mechanically-Ventilated Broiler and Swine Barns
US Dept. of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS)(9/29/14 - 12/31/18)
NOVEL SOLAR HEAT STORAGE SYSTEM
NCSU Research and Innovation Seed Funding Program(1/01/14 - 12/31/14)
Develop and Test Ammonia - Oxygen Monitoring System For Poultry Houses
United States Poultry & Egg Association(1/01/14 - 4/01/15)
The Impact of Pad Cooling on Barn Environment, Finishing Pig Performance and Producer Profitability
National Pork Board(3/15/13 - 10/31/16)
Retrofitting a Naturally-Ventilated Hog Finishing Barn with a Geothermal Zone-Cooling System
NC Pork Council(1/01/12 - 9/30/13)
Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds from Swine Facilities via Adsorption: Technical and Economical Evaluation
National Pork Board(5/01/12 - 4/30/13)