Odor nuisances deriving from industrial processes

The problem of evaluating olfactometric impact originating from industrial plants is particularly felt by the collectivity. It is often a cause of controversy with the people residing in the area, opposing themselves to the presence of production facilities, or equipment perceived as potential sources of odor nuisances.

Although unpleasant odorous emissions are not necessarily associated to toxicological types of risks, it remains obvious there is a problem due to a low social acceptability threshold with respect to odor nuisances, negatively affecting the "quality of life" of inhabitants in the neighboring areas.

The emission of malodorous volatile mixtures is common to many industrial processes, such as treatment plants, waste disposal and / or recovery, wastewaters treatment plants, animal and vegetal waste treatment plants, painting equipment, foods production facilities, as well as animal breeding farms.

Furthermore, many other activities may present "critical" production phases as far as the emission of odorous components is concerned.

Nowadays, there are also some regional norms in view of a regulation as regards activities emitting odors, also implying a definition of strict limits regarding air quality, besides requiring specific odors measurement and evaluation methods.

Labiotest approach

Labiotest uses various technologies according to the odorous problem to solve.

Every type of industry and industrial activity may originate an odorous emission needing an abatement treatment. We are in a position to face and solve any type of problem.

In more than 30 years of activity, we became experienced in the following fields:

  • foundries
  • tanneries
  • paper mills
  • rubber industries
  • plastics industries
  • food industries
  • production of animal food
  • tobacco processing
  • animal waste processing
  • distilleries

and many others.

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