Odours are typically released into the atmosphere as diffuse emissions from area and volume sources, whose detailed quantification in terms of odour emission rate is often hardly achievable by direct source sampling. Indirect methods, involving the use of micrometeorological methods in order to correlate downwind concentrations to the emission rates, are already mentioned in literature, but rarely found in real applications for the quantification of odour emissions. The instrumentation needed for the development of micrometeorological methods has nowadays become accessible in terms of prices and reliability, thus making the implementation of such methods to industrial applications more and more interesting. For this reason, this work aims to provide an overview of micrometeorological methods and investigate their effective applicability to odours, thereby providing a short description of the physics related to such methods and analysing the relevant scientific literature. The theoretical basis of these methods is presented, and their advantages and disadvantages are discussed. Moreover, their applicability to the estimation of odour emissions is discussed by providing some suggestions about the suitable ways to evaluate the most critical parameters needed for the calculation of the odour emission rate.

Micrometeorological methods for the indirect quantification of odour emissions

M. Invernizzi;B. J. Lotesoriere;S. Sironi;L. Capelli
2021

Abstract

Odours are typically released into the atmosphere as diffuse emissions from area and volume sources, whose detailed quantification in terms of odour emission rate is often hardly achievable by direct source sampling. Indirect methods, involving the use of micrometeorological methods in order to correlate downwind concentrations to the emission rates, are already mentioned in literature, but rarely found in real applications for the quantification of odour emissions. The instrumentation needed for the development of micrometeorological methods has nowadays become accessible in terms of prices and reliability, thus making the implementation of such methods to industrial applications more and more interesting. For this reason, this work aims to provide an overview of micrometeorological methods and investigate their effective applicability to odours, thereby providing a short description of the physics related to such methods and analysing the relevant scientific literature. The theoretical basis of these methods is presented, and their advantages and disadvantages are discussed. Moreover, their applicability to the estimation of odour emissions is discussed by providing some suggestions about the suitable ways to evaluate the most critical parameters needed for the calculation of the odour emission rate.
9th IWA Odour & VOC/Air Emission Conference 26-27 October 2021 Bilbao, Spain
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