25 September 2019, Cloth Hall, Leeds
Call for Speakers – Abstract Deadline 3rd May
Nuisance odours can be associated with a wide range of activities, including: waste handling and treatment plants; wastewater and sludge treatment plants; the application of materials to land. These odours can have a substantial negative impact upon quality of life. Odour is the main source of complaints to the Environment Agency as well as being the key cause of dispute between site owners/operators and their neighbours. In the UK, nuisance odours from industrial, trade and business premises are regulated by local councils under the Environment Act 1990, following H4 guidance.
Opportunities for odour generation during wastewater and waste handling are myriad: anaerobic conditions in rising mains; discharge of septic wastewater into open channels at inlet works and into primary settlement tank; tipping of food waste into collection vehicles; biowaste discharge into reception halls at anaerobic digestion facilities; turning compost windrows; open tanks and lagoons for sludge, slurry and digestate storage; breaking-out field stores of sludge cake; landspreading of digestates, composts and treated sewage sludges.
With application to agricultural land considered the best practicable environmental option for many biological materials, and renewed interest in diverting these materials from landfill to anaerobic digestion and composting, there are ever-increasing opportunities for odour-based conflict – whether from point or diffuse sources.
Technologies and techniques to measure, monitor and control point source and diffuse odours are continually evolving. This one day conference will explore the range of practical techniques available and being implemented across industries, providing a platform to share experience and knowledge on odour sources; evaluation, management, treatment and control.
Calling for Speakers
If you would like to give a talk at the event, please submit the following details to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 3rd May.
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