Odour assessments to help with your projects
An odour refers to the stimuli from a chemical compound that is volatilised in air which may be perceived as either pleasant or unpleasant. The concentration at which an odour is just detectable to a "typical" human nose is referred to as the "threshold" concentration. Standardised methods for measuring and reporting the detectability or concentration of an odour sample have been defined by a European standard (BSEN 13725:2003).
Common sources of odours in the environment modelled by MORET include sewage treatment, slaughter houses / abattoirs & rendering plants, animals, livestock and poultry, spreading of sludge and slurries to land, anaerobic digestion and combined heat and power plants, agricultural nutrient storage. Our experience with, and understanding of, these commercial processes enables MORET to build accurate emissions inventories, leading to reliable and robust odour modelling studies.
MORET is uniquely placed to call upon a wealth of experience at ADAS to provide odour management plans, environmental impact assessments, and planning and permitting applications. Expert Witnesses from both the MORET team and ADAS can provide further support for the permitting and planning process.
Our odour assessment services include:
Last updated: 7 March 2014