This distinct approach of an odour study combines ambient measurements on‐site, at the fence‐line and in the vicinity of the site with odour emissions sampling, olfatometric measurements, dispersion modelling and impact assessment. The main objective of adding the ambient measurements is to:
Achieve a better understanding of the odours originating from the site;
Recognize the common conditions and variabilities;
Investigate the site and sources prior to conducting source sampling;
Develop an adapted mitigation plan that is specific to the sources, to the site and to the client objectives.
This approach also answers all requests from authorities and enhances communication routes. Its main goal is to improve the situation through mitigation and odour abatement rather than solely study the impacts using an air quality developed procedure.