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The National Compost Conference September 15-18, 2015 Gatineau, Québec  www.compost.org

It’s all about Organics Recycling ! See composting and anaerobic digestion in action and many topics on odour management for Organic Waste Facilities

25 Years of Advocacy, Information Sharing, Networking and Inspiration form the basis of the upcoming National Compost Conference, to be held in Gatineau-Ottawa (Canada’s Capital Region) on September 15-16-17-18, 2015. From an original gathering of diverse interests, a common cause was established – to create a national forum and Council to advance the infrastructure of organics recycling across all levels of Canadian society.   Now the #1 material that is recycled in Canada, organic residuals offer the solution for waste diversion goals, climate change mitigation, local economic improvements and enhanced soil health. The industry have come a long way with many more opportunities to be realized.

Special focus on odours and their management

September 15: Odour Management for Organic Waste Facilities

Going beyond the theoretical, this one-day workshop will delve into odour management for each phase of organic residual processors from planning to operation (composting, anaerobic digestion, landfill and transfer stations). Presented by Thierry Pagé, specialist with over 20 years of practice in the assessment, measurement and prevention of odours, the session will cover:

1. Introduction to odours and their chemistry
2. Concepts of odour measurement, sampling and dispersion
3. Odour master planning and impact assessment for future and existing facilities
3. Complaint management and community involvement
4. Odour sources and emission factors from each operation area
5. Operational consideration for each phase
6. Odour control approaches and technologies
7. Setting performance criteria and self-monitoring
8. Legal issues and regulations
9. Case studies, discussion of hot topics and Questions and Answers

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September 10, 2015
Odour Management for Organic Waste Facilities

Odour Management for Organic Waste Facilities

Going beyond the theoretical, this one-day workshop will delve into odour management for each phase of organic residual processors from planning to operation (composting, anaerobic digestion, landfill and transfer stations). Presented by senior odour expert with over 20 years of practice in the assessment, measurement and prevention of odours
January 19, 2015
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Community Odor Monitoring

The objectives of Community Odor Monitoring Projects are to involve the community in assessing odor impacts, determine the odor impacts on nearby residents and provide feedback to operators, stakeholders and community members. A well-executed Community Odor Monitoring Projects helps identify sources of odor pollution and assess the performance of implemented solutions. It also improved factual information and enable proactive response of plant operator to the neighbors’ concerns.
August 24, 2014
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How to Measure Odors

Odors are normally quantified by dynamic dilution olfactometric analysis. Olfactometric analysis consists of determining the olfactory perception threshold of a gaseous sample. The olfactory perception threshold is defined as the number of dilutions at which 50% of a jury perceives the odor while 50% do not. This does not involve the determination of the quality of the odor. By definition, the olfactory perception threshold is equivalent to 1 odor unit per cubic meter of air: "1 o.u./m3". The number of dilutions of the odor sample required to obtain 1 o.u./m3 indicates the odor concentration of the sample in odor units per cubic meter of air [o.u./m3].
May 21, 2014
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How to communicate your odor mitigation plan

In the context of odor management, communication is of special importance and should not be set aside. Exposure to offensive odors raise questions about potential health […]
March 19, 2014
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How to Interpret Odor Nuisance Regulations

The most common approach to regulating odor impacts is through the interpretation of odor nuisance. The origins of odor nuisance regulations come from English Common Law which balances the rights of individuals. One has the right to swing their arm up to the point that a closed fist approaches another person’s nose. At that point, the other person’s right not to be assaulted prevails.