How to approach odour abatement measures in the food industry and the different odour abatement techniques currently available for the food industry.

Odour emissions are regulated in many countries. In some jurisdictions there are quantified odour limits that can be related to the magnitude of odour emissions, or alternatively to the maximum concentration of a component or group of components known as odour emissions. The internationally accepted unit of measurement is the "Odour Unit per cubic metre" (ouE/m3), but there are other methodologies. The most common techniques for measuring odours are the following:

  In this report, the state of the legislation related with environmental odours in the Netherlands is reviewed. It could be said that this is one of the most advanced legislation in the world in this field and its content could be of use for any other legislation about environmental odour emission. Several activities has been selected from the list of potential air-emitting activites in the Netherlands due to potential odour release emissions.

Montalban F.1
1. Faculty of Biology University of Seville.

 There is a wide range of legislative initiatives to deal with odour emission, however the approach taken by many countries differ in the scope or the field of control.

  In this section we would like to include all the initiatives taken by the countries to manage odour emission.



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