Objectives: To model the odor footprint of a projected or existing site. To assess the theoretical impact of odorous releases around the site.
Assessing the Olfactory Impact of The Site
Wind movement in the atmosphere carries away odorous gases emitted from a source. Odour annoyance occurs when a person exposed to an odour perceives the odour as unwanted. Significant odour annoyance may trigger a complaint to a regulatory authority.
When faced with odor complaints or the potential for an off-property odor impact the first step is to quantify odor emissions and to predict the extent of the potential impact in the community around a plant or a facility. An odor assessment program defines and quantifies the extent of an off-property odor impact. This is best achieved through ...
Assessment of odour impacts from industrial and agricultural facilities is increasingly required for planning and IPPC/EPR permitting.
The odour concentration of a gaseous sample is determined by presentation to a trained panel in varying dilutions. The odour concentration is expressed in multiples of European Odour Units (OUE). This analysis technique provides directly comparable data for different odour types, and can be used for input into dispersion models to determine odour ...
Of all air quality issues, odour is one of the most contentious and can result in complaints leading to legal action and the installation of costly pollution control systems. The Ministry of Environment takes odour complaints very seriously, resulting in many industrial sectors having to evaluate odour impacts as part of their permitting process.
Assessment of the odour impact posed by an industrial installation is a complex process that involves consideration of a range of factors, including the odour intensity, frequency and duration of exposure, and offensiveness of the odour generated; as well as the odour sensitivity of the residents of the receiving environment.
Objectives: To collect the information necessary to characterize the odor problem. To propose an action plan to measure emissions and nuisances.