The food processing industry uses a wide range of methods for the preparation, cooking and packaging of food and beverages that release particulates and odours into the atmosphere. The odor detection threshold for many of these compounds is low; some as low as 1 part per billion (ppb). In most industries such as meat rendering and processing the odour nuisance is the primary concern while dust and greenhouse gas emission may be secondary.
In a food processing plant, air contamination should be addressed in 2 ways, indoor and outdoors. Most common outdoor contaminants comes from waste handling, rendering, and other related activities. While stack sources are easy to identify, food processing plants have many fugitive sources that greatly contribute to the total odour emission of the plant. Scentroid provides a comprehensive source detection and monitoring as part of is odour and air indoor-outdoor pollution management.
Dispersion modelling software: