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January 20, 2017
Odor complaints and Observations Management Solution

Odour Complaints and Observations | How to simplify the management of odour complaints and reporting?

Observations made during surveillance tour by site operators can also be integrated into the OdoWatch Platform in order to provide a complete and optimized solution. Adopt a proactive and dynamic approach while ensuring a constructive problem resolution approach with other odour emitters located near your site.
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.
January 18, 2015
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Odor Monitoring for Composting Order of Approval

Lenz Enterprises has an Order of Approval from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. This approval required installation of an odor monitoring system that measures and reports results in odor units (OU)/cubic meter. Lenz installed an Odotech monitoring system, which has electronic noses (e-noses) positioned near the odor sources — one located on the back wall of the ASP zones and the other on the northwest corner of the organics receiving building. Sensor data is automatically logged by the Odotech system and Lenz uses this information to develop reports for the agency.
October 2, 2014
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Harvest Power uses e-noses @ Organics Co-Digestion Facility in Orlando

Harvest Power‘s Energy Garden in Central Florida is designed to simultaneously address four challenges with one integrated solution: to recover energy and nutrients from food waste, […]
August 24, 2014
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How to Measure Odor

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
Communiquer son plan de gestion des odeurs

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.
March 12, 2014
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Measure Odor & H2S in Sewer Collection Systems in Real Time

Odor and H2S emissions are major concerns for collection systems. What if operators could diagnose odor problems in minutes instead of hours or days? How much could they save in chemicals, time, implementing new process and infrastructure corrosion?
February 16, 2014
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Odor Monitoring Equipment Supplier‎

The OdoWatch Platform is a turnkey solution to provide all necessary equipment for real time odor monitoring. It includes the required odor and gas sensors and a weather station. It records and stores all monitoring data so you can review exactly what happened in the past.