Odour complaints and how to handle them
Odour management expert Silsoe Odours explores how to understand, handle and prevent odour complaints. Unpleasant odours can impact the health and well-being of those who...
Smart technology enables odour mitigation at Paris WtE plant
A waste to energy (WtE) plant in northern Paris, known as the ‘L'étoile Verte’ or ‘Green Star’ waste recovery facility, which was originally built...
SEPA issues first variable penalty
A landfill site in Glasgow has been served with a civil penalty of £6,200 by SEPA for a breach of its environmental permit resulting in an offensive odour that affected local communities for eight days in June 2021 and 138 complaints.
Sponsored Content: Misting cannons added to dust and odour control hire fleet
Ideal for sites with limited water availability the new Dustfighter AIO from Envirogard comes top-mounted to its own IBC.
Sponsored Content: Innovative odour abatement for even challenging budgets
A specialist in high-performance, low-cost odour and solvent emission abatement, Anua Clean Air UK offers products drawing primarily on its proprietary (and patented) biofiltration and bioscrubbing technologies. The company has the exclusive world-wide branding and patent rights to Monashell, Monasfil and CrumRubber technologies.
Comparing aeration and biofiltration for odour impact
A study of two wastewater treatment plants in Cordoba, Spain evaluates the odorous impact of the technologies deployed in each.
A Common Baseline
The revised European Standard for Olfactometry, EN13725:2022, was published in March, the first significant update of the standard in 19 years, according to odour consultancy firm Silsoe Odours, one of the contributors.
Pong preferences puzzle piece
What smells we like or dislike is primarily determined by the structure of the particular odour molecule. A collaborative study seems to show that people share odour preferences regardless of cultural background.
An open field?
What exactly causes the characteristic "skunky" odour emitted by cannabis production facilities, and what do these emissions mean for air quality professionals and the general public? A recent study attempts such an appraisal.
Sifting smell distortion data
Sudden smell and taste loss has become a well-known symptom of COVID-19. However, some people have also woken up to discover that their usual beloved coffee odour has been distorted and now smells like garbage or rotting meat, a condition known as parosmia.
Researchers from Spain have engineered a portable electronic nose that they suggest is almost as sharp as the human nose when it comes to sniffing out the problem odours of wastewater treatment plants.
High performance and low cost odour solutions
Anua Clean Air UK is an established leader in the fields of high performance, low-cost odour and solvent emission abatement primarily based on its patented biofiltration and bioscrubbing technologies.
Slim SAF meets SEPA spec
Technology from wastewater treatment specialist WPL has been selected by Scottish Water to deliver enhanced ammonia removal at a village treatment works.
Citizen science to the rescue?
Identifying and understanding odour problems in a locality can be confusing and contentious. Citizen science seems increasingly equipped to play a decisive role here, for individuals struggling to secure recognition, and appropriate countermeasures, for nuisance pongs in their vicinity. Envirotec looks at a few recent initiatives
A load of pig manure?
Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have created a novel system for treating the wastewater from pig farming, traditionally an intensely odiferous undertaking.
Sponsored content: Ionization system protects against SARS-CoV-2
In April, Panasonic opened its doors to the media to share information and intelligence on the development of its electrostatic ionization technology, nanoe™ X, which the firm says is helping to improve protection and inhibit the growth of certain viruses – including SARS CoV-2.
Sponsored content: Air acumen supports complicated projects
AS Modelling & Data is a well established provider of atmospheric dispersion and deposition modelling using the latest version of ADMS for a wide range of clients including but not limited to farms, the wastewater industry, waste management, general manufacturing and Local Authorities.
The online conference "Practical Experiences of Odour Management" will be hosted by environmental consultancy Aqua Enviro on 15 June.
Firm shortlisted in Singaporean challenge
Environmental management technology firm Envirosuite has been shortlisted in Singapore PUB’s Global Innovation Challenge (GIC)
Pong appeasing potato processing
Following an installation two years ago of Landia Chopper Pumps and a Landia Aeration System, wasterwater management firm MSE Systems is set to install a further three units for one of the UK’s leading suppliers of potatoes.