The three main components of a study into the behaviour of material emitted into the atmosphere, i.e. emissions, dispersion and impacts, are discussed in the context of predicting odour nuisance. In particular, the importance of the effects of buildings on dispersion, and the significance of short averaging times are considered. Finally, an approach is suggested for modelling odour nuisance that takes account of the current understanding of atmospheric processes.
Odour, Dispersion, Modelling, ADMS