Industrial Odour Management: Strategies and Solutions

Online /
Feb 24 - 25, 2025 /
Course Code: 15-0214-ONL25

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10 am to 6 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

After participating in this course, you will be able to

  • Understand the nuisance legislation that directly impacts odour management
  • Identify practical approaches for the quantification of odour emission and the prediction of odour effects
  • Assess problems and strategies for dealing with odour issues
  • Develop effective odour management and mitigation plans
  • Apply your skills in contracting, data management and reporting, inspections and investigations, negotiating approvals, and environmental management.

Description of the Course
This course looks at identifying and managing odour issues in the industrial or municipal context. The primary tools for managing odour impacts are the implementation of best management practices to minimize odour emissions and control plans to prevent odour effects. 

This course takes the participant from an understanding of the mechanisms that generate odours through assessing the problem and developing a suitable management plan. This is done using experience gained on various projects and applied in case studies from initial complaint assessment to management plan development.

Course Outline

  • Odour Generation, Characterization and Human Impact
  • Sources and Emissions Assessment
  • Impact Assessment and Dispersion Modelling
  • Mitigation and Management
  • Odour Management and Control Plans
  • Case studies

Who Should Attend
Environmental Managers • Coordinators Facility • Engineers • Scientists • Environmental Departments • Corporate/Project Managers • Directors and Officers • Facility Managers • Plant Superintendents • In-House Counsel • Consultants • Regulatory Personnel • Municipal Personnel

More Information

Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Day 1

  • Odour generation and characterization
  • Human impact, complaint and industry concerns
  • Regulation and Planning
  • Case study - #1 Introduction to odour assessment
  • Odour sources and emissions - point and fugitive sources
  • Quantification of odour emissions and effects
  • Case study - #2 Problem definition

Day 2

  • Impact assessment and dispersion modelling - local conditions
  • Case study - #3 Impact assessment
  • Mitigation - best practices and technological solutions
  • Plant ventilation – containment, capture, transport, and discharge of odours
  • Case study - #4 Mitigation planning
  • Inspections, maintenance and monitoring
  • The odour management and control plan
  • Case study - #5 Odour Control Plan review - working with the regulator


Linda Lattner , M.Eng., P.Eng.

Linda Lattner is a licensed professional engineer and is the technical lead for the Air Quality Practice in Ontario. She has over twenty years of experience in air quality assessment and compliance management.

Her primary responsibilities include air quality compliance management, emission inventory development, greenhouse gas quantification and mitigation studies using GHG frameworks and protocols of Canadian and other global agencies, air dispersion modelling, developing and overseeing ambient air monitoring programs, annual environmental reporting, and leading the air quality technical component of Environmental Assessments and permitting assessments.

With experience that includes notable work for gold and iron ore mining clients, power projects, municipal landfills, and industrial facilities. Linda has provided air quality and fugitive dust management support for mining projects; the cleanup of the radioactive waste repository in Port Granby; Toronto Transit Commission’s Leslie Barns site remediation and facility construction; the remediation of the former gold mine site in Deloro, Ontario; Waterfront Toronto’s Lakefilling Project; and for Metrolinx projects in southern Ontario.

Mrs. Lattner has worked with Environment and Climate Change Canada, where she reviewed the GHG reduction potential for major projects subject to federal or provincial environmental assessment. She has also worked for the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment as co-author of a study on the Adequacy of Ambient Air Quality Monitoring in Canada. She has developed guidance materials for the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change to support the provincial odour policy and led a training workshop for Ministry operations staff.

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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Continuing Professional Development Hours (PDHs/CPDs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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