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. and Shah, S. B. and Grimes, J. L. and Boyette, M. D. Stikeleather L. F. (2018), Energy for Sustainable Development, 45(), 1-10.
Evaluation of landscape fabric as a solar air heater
Poole, M.R. and Shah, S.B. and Boyette, M.D. and Grimes, J.L. and Stikeleather, L.F. (2018), Renewable Energy, 127(), 998-1003.
Performance of a Coupled Transpired Solar Collector--Phase Change Material-based Thermal Energy Storage System
Poole, M. and Shah, S. and Boyette, M. and Cleveland, T. (2018), Energy and Buildings, 161(), 72-79.
A novel non-invasive method for evaluating electroencephalograms on laying hens
Eberle, K. N. and Martin, M. P. and Shah, S. and Malheiros, R. D. and Livingston, K. A. and Anderson, K. E. (2018), Poultry Science, 97(3), 860-864.
Tempering ventilation air in a swine finishing barn with a low-cost earth-to-water heat exchanger
Shah, S. and Lentz, Z. and Heugten, E. and Currin, R. and Singletary, I. (2017), Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 9(2), .
Avocado seed-derived activated carbon for mitigation of aqueous ammonium
Zhu, Y. Y. and Kolar, P. and Shah, S. B. and Cheng, J. J. and 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. and Shah, S. B. and Wang-Li, L. J. and Oviedo-Rondoon, E. O. and Post, J. (2016), Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 127(), 708-715.
N2O emission and nitrogen transformation in chicken manure and biochar co-composting
Jia, X. and Wang, M. and Yuan, W. and Shah, S. and Shi, W. and Meng, X. and Ju, X. and Yang, B. (2016), Transactions of the ASABE, 59(5), 1277-1283.
Performance analysis of a poultry engineering chamber complex for animal environment, air quality, and welfare studies
Shivkumar, A. P. and Wang-Li, L. and Shah, S. B. and Stikeleather, L. F. and 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. and Li, Z. and Shah, S. and 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. and Marshall, T.K. and Matthis, S. (2016), Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 32(), 115-123.
Biofiltration of ammonia and GHGs from swine gestation barn pit exhaust
Hood, M. C. and Shah, S. B. and Kolar, P. and Li, L. W. and Stikeleather, L. (2015), Transactions of the ASABE, 58(3), 771-782.
Calcined eggshell as an inexpensive catalyst for partial oxidation of methane
Karoshi, G. and Kolar, P. and Shah, S. B. and Gilleskie, G. and 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. and Grimes, J. L. and Oviedo-Rondon, E. O. and Westerman, P. W. (2014), Atmospheric Environment, 92(), 576-583.
Ammonia concentrations and modeling of inorganic particulate matter in the vicinity of an egg production facility in Southeastern USA
Li, Q. F. and Wang-Li, L. J. and Shah, S. B. and Jayanty, R. K. M. and Bloomfield, P. (2014), Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21(6), 4675-4685.
Ammonia fate and transport mechanisms in broiler litter
Liang, W. Z. and Classen, J. J. and Shah, S. B. and 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, Weizhen and Shah, Sanjay B. and Classen, John and Sharma-Shivappa, Ratna (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. and Yao, H. and 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. and Shah, S. B. and Grimes, J. L. and Willits, D. W. (2014), Solar Energy, 102(), 308-317.
Acidifier dosage effects on inside ammonia concentrations in roaster houses
Shah, S. B. and Oviedo-Rondon, E. O. and Grimes, J. L. and Westerman, P. W. and Campeau, D. (2013), Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 29(4), 573-580.
Ancillary impacts of different acidifier application rates in roaster houses
Shah, S. B. and Westerman, P. W. and Grimes, J. L. and Oviedo-Rondon, E. O. and Campeau, D. (2013), Journal of Applied Poultry Research, 22(), 565-573.
Live performance of roasters raised in houses receiving different acidifier application rates
Oviedo-Rondon, E. O. and Shah, S. B. and Grimes, J. L. and Westerman, P. W. and Campeau, D. (2013), Journal of Applied Poultry Research, 22(4), 922-928.
Modeling ammonium adsorption on broiler litter and cake
Liang, Wei-zhen and Shah, S. B. and Classen, J. J. and 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. and Grimes, J. L. and Oviedo-Rondon, E. O. and Westerman, P. W. and Campeau, D. (2013), Journal of Applied Poultry Research, 22(3), 539-550.
Evaluation of additive for reducing gaseous emissions from swine waste
Shah, Sanjay B. and Kolar, Praveen (2012), Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal, 14(2), 10-20.
Feasibility of extracting ammonia from broiler litter and scale-up considerations
Kolar, P. and Shah, S. B. and 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. and Shah, S. B. and Willits, D. H. and Westerman, P. W. and Li, L. W. and Marshall, T. K. (2011), Transactions of the ASABE, 54(5), 1893-1904.
Coupled biofilter - heat exchanger prototype for a broiler house
Shah, S. B. and Workman, D. J. and Yates, J. and Basden, T. J. and Merriner, C. T. and 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. and Wang-Li, L. and Shah, S. B. and Jayanty, R. K. M. and 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. and Wang-Li, L. and Beasley, D. B. and 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. and Balla, B. K. and Grabow, G. L. and Westerman, P. W. and 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. and Hutchison, K. J. and Hesterberg, D. L. and Grabow, G. L. and Huffman, R. L. and Hardy, D. H. and Parsons, J. T. (2009), Journal of Environmental Quality, 38(3), 1053-1065.
Modeling ammonia emissions from broiler litter at laboratory scale
Liu, Z. and Wang, L. and Beasley, D. B. and 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. and Westerman, P. W. and Munilla, R. D. and Adcock, M. E. and 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. and Baird, C. L. and Rice, J. M. (2007), Journal of Applied Poultry Research, 16(2), 240-247.
Ammonia adsorption in five types of flexible tubing materials
Shah, S. B. and Grabow, G. L. and 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. and Westerman, P. W. and Arogo, J. (2006), Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 56(7), 945-960.
Bslc: A tool for bacteria source characterization for watershed management
Zeckoski, R. W. and Benham, B. L. and Shah, S. B. and Wolfe, M. L. and Brannan, K. M. and Al-Smadi, M. and Dillaha, T. A. and Mostaghimi, S. and 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. and Miller, J. L. and Basden, T. J. (2004), Transactions of the ASAE, 47(3), 777-788.
Simulating the fate of subsurface-banded urea
Shah, S. B. and Wolfe, M. L. and Borggaard, J. T. (2004), Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 70(1), 47-66.
Water quality impacts of different turkey litter application methods
Shah, S. B. and Shamblin, M. D. and Boone, H. N. and Gartin, S. A. and 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. and Basden, T. J. and 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. and Wolfe, M. L. (2003), Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 34(9-10), 1245-1260.
Cool temperature performance of a wheat straw biofilter for treating dairy wastewater
Shah, S. B. and Bhumbla, D. K. and Basden, T. J. and 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. and Wolfe, M. L. (2002), Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 18(1), 57-64.
Daily evapotranspiration prediction from a Louisiana flooded rice field
Shah, S. B. and Edling, R. J. (2000), Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 126(1), 8-13.

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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)