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

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

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
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

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.