IES Webinar: Odour assessment toolkit

Thursday, 11 February 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm

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. 

Our speaker

Unfortunately, Nick Jones has had to pull out of presenting due to work commitments. However, Paul Ottley has kindly stepped up to present this webinar. Paul is a principal consultant at Olfasense UK Ltd (formerly Odournet UK Ltd) and a recognised UK expert in odour assessment and control. He has approximately 20 years’ experience in the field of environmental assessment and regulation, including 16 years focussing exclusively on odour related issues as a specialist consultant.

He is an expert in odour monitoring and analysis techniques and is Level 2 (team leader) qualified in the Environment Agency Stack Emission Monitoring MCERTS scheme. He is also an expert in the application of mathematical dispersion models, focussing on AERMOD.

He is an experienced expert witness and has provided expert advice to several cases relating to planning and permitting issues. 





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