Odour management tips shared at one-day conference


A one-day conference on 25 September will explore the range of practical techniques available to help with odour management. Taking place in Leeds, the event is being organised by Aqua Enviro and will cover evaluation, management, treatment and control.

Odour is the main source of complaints to the EA 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.

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.

Speakers include: Vasileios Mathioudakis of Yorkshire Water; Thomas Minter, MD, Malaby Biogas; Sam Hantoosh, Technical Advisor (Odour), Environment Agency; Alun McIntyre, Technical Director, Wood; Robert Sneath, Director, Silsoe Odours; Pete Badham, Director, Air Spectrum Environmental; and David Sivil. Consultant Engineer, WRc.