A very interesting and open access paper will be published this month in the Journal of Environmental Management. This paper is signed by the well-known experts Marlon Brancher, Martin Piringer, Andreas F.Grauer and Günther Schauberger and deals with the interesting topic of setting up separation distances to avoid odour impacts.
This study shows that the use of different odour impact criteria (OIC) produces different separation distances between odour sources and residential areas for an equivalent level of protection.
This interesting paper present 2 case studies of farms in Austria and Brazil and analyzes how 3 different OIC from Germany, Ireland and Queensland (Australia), produced different separation distances. Differences in separation distances were found to be greater in prevailing wind directions compared to distances in additional wind direction.
To compare the extent of the separation distance with these three OIC, the authors selected the Gaussian model AERMOD.
Read this interesting open access paper here:
If you find this article interesting, you might also be interested in these articles.
- Managing the impact of odour emissions from livestock activities
- Odours in the Environment, a different kind of conference organized by the Association of German Engineers VDI.
- Estimating Odour Nuisance From a Conventional Swine Farm
- The Journal Atmosphere is running a Special Issue on Environmental Odour.