The first draft of the BREF (Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Document) onWaste Treatment (WT) has been issued on 18/12/2015 and the word "odour" appears 251 times. This is a measure of the importance of the odour management in this BREF. For example, in the recently reviewed and final Draft of the BREF Document for the Production of Pulp, Paper and Board, the word odours appears 148 times.
This is a good opportunity to revise the Draft and send some comments concerning the odour management field, for those of you who are involved in odour regulations. For example, for emissions to air from mechanical treatment of waste with calorific value there is a tipical range of 274 to 1020 ouE/m3.
60 presentations and 306 people attending the conference was the successful balance of the 9th Conference of the Water Environmental Federation, this time at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. The Chairs of this conference were Neil Webster from Webster Environmental Associates, Inc and Carla Dillon from the Orange County Sanitation District, and the steering committee was formed by Richard Pope, Chris Hunniford and Philip Wolstenholme.
A new and interesting conference mobile app was very helpful to track activities, presentations, events and meetings, making it easier to program visits to the 36 booths they got this year. We will be updating our growing directory list for odor abatement solutions to include the newest solutions to manage odors.
Around 60 people gathered for two days in Gdansk, Poland to discuss about issues related with odour management. The first International Odour Conference (MKO 2016) just took place last week and the interest shown by the attendants is a sample of the interest in this country to increase the knowledge on managing odours. The .
The MKO2016 Conference was organized by the Environmental Odour Consulting in cooperation with two Polish universities- Gdansk University of Technology and Wroclaw University of Technology. The event was sponsored by the companies Hornik, Olfasense, Perlan Technologies, Tigret, St. Croix Sensory, Inc and aurora Scientific.
This popular one day course, organised by Silsoe Odours and ADAS, is aimed at increasing awareness about the objective measurements of odours, and how measurement and modelling techniques can be used to address odour nuisance and planning problems.
This course is designed to inform regulators, odorous industries and equipment suppliers how an objective methods of assessing, measuring and predicting the effects of odours can be instrumental in solving or reducing odour incidents.
We say "international" cause around 12 countries attended that event, but unfortunately this event was not bilingual (such as the one we did in Chile), but just in Spanish. We apologize for that, and we hope next one is bilingual again.
Saying that, we are very happy to share with you the abstracts of the presentations, and guess what? some articles are in English!
Biological odor control systems have proven to be one of the best alternatives in recent years. Their competitive advantage lies not only in its high removal efficiencies of odorous compounds, but also in their low operating and maintenance costs, compared to a chemical scrubber.
In order to demonstrate these benefits, EcoVerde made a comparison between chemical scrubbers and bioscrubbers. The evaluation was performed based on historical data on the installed chemical scrubbers versus data gathered on equipment provided by EcoVerde.
The relationship between the odors emitted by a given facility and the influence they cause on the population living in the surrounding area is very complex to determine. For these reason, a comprehensive study has been carried out at the Municipality of 'San Francisco de Mostazal', in Chile.
Standarized Methodologies allow to assess the problem in a standardized way, and from technical and economical point of view. The most used methodologies are emission-based studies (EN-13725 / NCh3190) and, immission-based studies (VDI3940); they can be complemented by chemical analysis and complain management.
P. Ubilla 1, Denis Clavijo 2, Rodrigo Elguín 2, Rubén Cerdá 3, J.V. Martínez 3 and J. M. Juarez-Galan 3*
This work presents the tools developed by the research group of Polytechnic University of Catalonia located in Manresa and its collaborators on the study of the bioprocesses for the treatment of gaseous and odorous flows.
Among others, it can be highlighted the use of microsensors for the biofilms characterization, the simulation of bioreactors hydrodynamic behavior to achieve optimal design or the use of non-conventional configurations, such as membrane reactor, to overcome the current limitations found in traditional bioprocesses.
A.D. Dorado*, X. Guimerà, Ll. Prades, E. Morral and X. Gamisans