Organics are the #1 material recycled across Canada. This achievement reflects the progress of organics recycling amongst municipalities, businesses and institutions. And yet l, much more needs to be done. Compost advocates are invited to gather in Montreal September 19-21st for the 22nd annual National Compost Conference, an important time for learning, networking and updating our collective organics recycling efforts and vision for composting advances everywhere.
This year, the conference will provide advance days for additional training opportunities as well as offering a dynamic line-up of facility tours and presentations. We look forward to your contribution and involvement in this milestone event.
Pre-Conference Training Opportunities on ODOUR MANAGEMENT 101
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 18 th
The issue of odours on composting activities is becoming increasingly important. Residents' fears, justified or not, make the implementation of composting projects complex. Some sites have unfortunately had to cease their operations in response to odour concerns. However, the tools exist to improve project planning, communicate the impact of of odours and how to proactively manage actual odours to minimize them and the operating costs of composting platform.
Odour management is an area where many industrial and municipal composting operations face issues. Nevertheless, the subject of odour has received inadequate attention. Part of the reason for this is that operators do not know how to approach identifying and/or solving the problem. The idea behind an ‘odour course’ would be to provide some background and potential approaches to addressing odour issues.
Odour Management 101
Principles of odour science and odour control technology as well as measurement and observation techniques will be presented by Thierry Pagé during this day-long session spearheaded by Odotech, specialists in the measurement and monitoring of odours.
No prerequisites are required. A scientific or engineering background would be beneficial to the attendees.
1. The Science of odour perception and odour metrology
- Odour perception
- Odour and human health
- Odour measurement
- Odour sampling on composting sites
- Odour dispersion and modeling
2. Odour assessment
- Regulatory frameworks
- Odour impact
- Field monitoring
- Observer committees and community involvement
- Continuous monitoring
- Odour background assessment
- Case studies
3. Odour control
- Nontechnological approaches
- Abatement techniques
- Give attendees a good understanding of the state-of-the-art techniques for assessing odor problems.
- Provide a toolbox of approaches that could be used for odour management depending on the context.
- Present the range of elements required for odor master planning.
This course is designed for the professional involved in managing environmental odour issues for industrial or municipal operations and are concerned with being a good neighbour. Government agency personnel interested in problem-solving-oriented odour regulations would also find this course very useful.
22nd Annual National Compost Conference September 19-21, 2012
Delta Centre-Ville, Montréal, QC
If you are in the Sacramento, California area May 22-25, be sure to visit the WEF Residuals & Biosolids Conference & Expo at the Sacramento Convention Center. This year’s conference will focus on local and national perspectives on sustainable biosolids management technologies and programs that instill these new policies.
One of the sustainable technologies that will be presented is OdoWatch - the world's first real-time, continuous odor monitoring tool that helps leading-edge waste operators prevent and manage odors from their facilities.
Learn more about OdoWatch at the Kruger booth #212. See how it can save you time & money preventing and resolving odor complaints quickly and accurately. OdoWatch can demonstrate odor performance to show compliance with local air regulations.
Kruger also has state-of-the-art technologies that optimize energy consumption and streamline the solids handling process at wastewater treatment plants. See and hear what's new at Kruger!
Register on-line for the WEF Residuals & Biosolids show at: