PrOlor is the first commercial software application in the world that is able to forecast an odor incident two days beforehand by using advanced dispersion modeling and odor measurements at the source.
PrOlor tool was used to forecast odor incidents during 10 months in a rendering plant. The results are shown in this article.
Carlos Nietzsche Díaz Jiménez 1*, Cyntia Izquierdo Zamora 1, David Cartelle Fernández 2, Jose M. Vellón Graña 2, Ángel Rodríguez López 2
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Citation: Carlos Nietzsche Díaz Jiménez, Cyntia Izquierdo Zamora, David Cartelle Fernández, Jose M. Vellón Graña and Ángel Rodríguez López, 2015, PrOlor: Forecasting Odors Two Days beforehand. Case Study of An Animal By-Products Processing Plant, III International Conference of Odours in the Environment, Bilbao, Spain, www.olores.org.
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Keyword: CALPUFF, PrOlor, WRF, odors, dynamic olfactometry, complaints.
PrOlor is the first commercial software application in the world that is able to forecast an odor incident two days beforehand by using advanced dispersion modeling and odor measurements at the source. This way, the operator of an industrial plant has time to take corrective steps before the odor incident happens. In this case study, PrOlor tool was used to forecast odor incidents during 10 months in a rendering plant. In order to check the results, odor incidents were recorded during this period of time using a webpage, accessible from mobile devices. The results show that PrOlor forecasts correctly 99.1% of all the events considering "odor" and "no-odor" events.
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