The new WEF Air Quality & Odor Control Benchmarking Survey

WEF Odor survey   The Water Environmental Federation (WEF) Air Quality & Odor Control Committee has developed a survey to benchmark industry efforts related to odor control and odor management. The results of this survey will be useful for utilities to know how their organization's activities compare to what others are doing. In addition, the results will also be useful for consultants, manufacturers, and researchers to understand gaps and needs.

   The Air Quality & Odor Control Committee is a very active team of the WEF that counts on around 60 members these days. The Air Quality & Odor Control Committee develops, recommends, and conducts programs to promote general improvement in reducing odor emissions impacts related to water quality, biosolids handling, treatment and disposal, and wastewater treatment and collection.The chair of the Committee is hold by Ms. Carla Dillon, from the planning division of the Orange County Sanitation District. Ms Dillon is a very well known person that has been working in the field of odor management for many years.   

   This time the Air Quality & Odor Control Committee has developed a survey to benchmark industry efforts related to odor control and odor management. The results of this survey will be useful for utilities that want to know how their organization's activities compare to others. The results will also be useful for consultants, manufacturers, and researchers to understand gaps and needs.

   The survey is divided into six sections and participants may choose to complete one or more sections depending on their knowledge. The sections are:

  • Strategic Efforts, Organizational Structure, and Outreach - Odor Management.
  • Regulatory Compliance.
  • Collection System and Collection System Odor Control.
  • Water Resource Recovery Facility Information and WRRF Odor Control.
  • Maintenance and System Integrity.
  • Capital Improvements in Odor Control (Costs and Design Criteria)

   If you are interested in taking the survey on behalf of your organization, you can access the survey here! The survey will remain open till the end of November 2016.

   To learn more about the Air Quality & Odor Control Committee and for more info about this interesting initiative please contact Rebecca Arvin-Colon here.  

 


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Carlos Nietzsche Diaz Jimenez

Carlos is the editor chief of olores.org and he has been in the odour world since 2001. Since then, Carlos has attended over 90 conferences in odour management both national and international and authored a few papers on the subject. He has also organized a few international conferences and courses. Carlos is the owner a very small company named SVPA and in he spends his free time with his wife and his twins Laura and Daniel and of course, writing in olores.org.

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