Environmental odour management today offers a variety of building blocks, ranging from the use of state-of-the-art technology to the implementation of various methods, which are based on national and international guidelines and standards. These range from odour monitoring approaches using trained human sensory panels and citizen science, real-time and forecasted dynamic dispersion modelling, trajectory and back-tracking calculations, but also sensor systems which are making use of gas sensors to detect and quantify key odorants of odour sources.
Although all of these technologies and methods can help to increase the understanding of potential origins of odour related problems, most solutions available in the market only allow an isolated consideration of the acquired data. Depending on the specific scenario and related questions, however, the right combination of these building blocks is often key to get full clarity on the odour emission and / or impact situation. A flexible platform like Ortelium allows to combine data channels, so that a more meaningful picture of the odour situation can be established.
C. Mannebeck*, M. Andresen