Practical Experiences in Odour Control

Practical Experiences in Odour Control

This one day conference will explore the range of practical techniques available and being implemented across industries. An opportunity to share experience and knowledge on odour sources: evaluation, management, treatment and control.

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. Nuisance odours can be associated with a wide range of activities, including: waste handling; wastewater and sludge treatment and the application of materials to land. These odours can have a substantial negative impact upon quality of life. 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 including: anaerobic conditions in rising mains, discharge of septic wastewater into open channels at inlet works or primary settlement tanks, biowaste discharge into reception halls, turning compost windrows; lagoons for sludge, slurry or digestate storage; breaking-out field stores of sludge cake; land spreading of digestates, composts and treated sewage sludges.

With application to agricultural land considered to be 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.

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