sesion01 cabeza01   Offensive odor issues has been constantly increasing in Colombia. Main source activities have been related to the agricultural and service sectors. The Colombian legislation has recognized offensive odors as a contaminant since 1979. However a more specific regulatory instrument was not carried out until 2006.

M.Cabeza, M.Gaitán

Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible – Dirección de Asuntos Ambientales Sectorial y Urbana - Colombia


pigs Small    Let's imagine a typical case study. A company wants to start an intensive pig Farm very close to a small village. This company proposes the operation of an intensive pig unit with the capacity for 2500 sow places and 14,000 places for rearing production pigs. This Intensive Unit will include an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant with subsequent biogas combustion  for the treatment of pig manures and slurries generated by the intensive farming activities, and mixed with imported maize and spoiled wheat straw.

   Although the facility will be surrounded predominantly by arable farmland, the site will be located on the edge of the village. The closest residential properties will be within 100 m of the proposed Installation boundary. A Prison with 300 inmates will be also within 250 m of the boundary.

invitation to the eventFinally after numerous projects and research focused on odour annoyance management in the environment, the Regional Ministry of the Environment in the Chilean region of General Bernardo O'Higgins has finally announced the presentation of the next strategy for odour management 2014-2017.

The presentation of this new guideline on odour management will take place the 28th of November 2014 in Rancagua.


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