Practical Experiences of Odour Management

15 September 2022, Leeds

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In recent years, the public’s awareness and sensitivity to atmospheric pollution and nuisance odours has risen exponentially.  Accordingly, the integration of municipal and industrial infrastructure within the local environment represents a major challenge for national and local governments, environmental regulatory bodies, as well as facility owners & site operators. This is particularly true when combined with the challenge of increasing urbanisation and residential encroachment into previously non-residential areas. The growing social pressure and heightened community expectation has resulted in a climate where the obligation for implementation of novel solutions to deliver effective control of airborne pollutants is amplified.

Considering all atmospheric pollutants, odorous pollutants are generally the major cause of resident complaints to local authorities and regulatory bodies. Nuisance odours can be associated with a wide range of activities, including: processing, waste handling, Anaerobic Digestion; wastewater and sludge treatment as well as the application of solids material to land. These odours can have a substantial negative impact upon the amenity of nearby persons.

Many conventional pollutants are typically not perceived by the population, even if they might be harmful for human health. On the contrary, many odorant compounds are perceived far below exposure limit concentrations, due to their extremely low odour perception threshold concentration. For these reasons, odours are nowadays subject to control and regulation. The need to manage the odour impact of facilities entails the requirement of specific methods for odour measurement and control. Here, permit requirements managed by regulatory bodies include the prevention of odour using Best Available Technologies, as well as impose the requirement to develop and maintain site specific Odour Management Plans.  Activities within the site may include both containment and treatment but may also expand to include long term monitoring and modelling.

Anticipated audience includes:

  • Site and/or compliance managers
  • Permitting officers
  • Regulators
  • Odour professionals

Reduced rate for UK water utility companies

This is a great opportunity to meet colleagues with experience of similar issues, learn from the case studies, share experiences and see the latest developments in odour reduction techniques.

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£395 (ex. 20% VAT)

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