The presentation will provide an overview of the current state-of-the-art in terms of the techniques and tools available to assist environmental practitioners to assess odour impact for planning, permitting or nuisance investigation purposes.
The primary factors that influence development of odour impact will first be identified, followed by a description of the techniques that can be applied to assess and evaluate each of these factors, including sensory and chemical odour analysis techniques and dispersion modelling.
Case studies will then be presented illustrating how the techniques were applied to solve real world odour problems, and forthcoming developments in odour assessment science will be summarised.
Nick Jones is managing director of Olfasense UK Ltd (formerly Odournet UK Ltd) and an internationally recognised expert in odour assessment and control. He has 28 years’ experience gained both in an industrial context and as a specialist consultant. In addition to his extensive consultancy activities, he has contributed to a range of research studies which have informed regulatory policy in the UK and further afield, and the definition of BAT for a number of odorous industrial sectors.
He is a highly experience expert witness and has provided expert advice to numerous cases relating to planning, permitting, nuisance, and contractual disputes.
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