Industrial Odour Management

Online /
Mar 9 - 10, 2021 /
Course Code: 0331-ONL21

  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please Note:
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks) *********************************************************************************

After participating in this course, you will be able to

  • Apply your skills in contracting, integrating health and safety, data management and reporting, inspections and investigations, negotiating approvals, and environmental management
  • Understand the nuisance legislation that directly impacts odour management
  • Identify practical approaches for quantification and prediction
  • Assess problems and strategies for dealing with odour issues
  • Develop an effective odour management and response plan

Description of the Course
The course looks at the identification and management of odour issues in the industrial or municipal context. The primary tool to management of odour impacts is typically the development and implementation of an odour management and control plan that is typically submitted to the regulator for approval. This course takes the participant from an understanding of the mechanisms that generate odours through the assessment of the problem and the development of a suitable management plan. This is done using experience gained on a wide variety of projects and applied in a case study format from initial complaint assessment through to management plan development.

Course Outline

  • Odour Generation, Characterization and Human Impact
  • Complaints, Sources and Emissions Assessment
  • Impact Assessment and Dispersion Modelling
  • Mitigation and Management – Limits and Setbacks
  • The Odour Management and Control Plan
  • 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: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Please Note:
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks) *********************************************************************************

Day 1

  • Odour generation and characterization
  • Human impact, complaint and industry concerns
  • Regulation and Planning
  • Case study - #1 Introduction to the proposed case studies
  • Sources and variability - point and fugitive sources
  • Quantification
  • Case study - #2 Problem definition

Day 2

  • Day 1 review
  • Impact Assessment and dispersion modelling - local conditions
  • Case study - #3 Impact assessment
  • Mitigation - best practices and technological solutions
  • Issues in plant ventilation
  • Case study - #4 Mitigation planning
  • Inspection, maintenance and monitoring
  • The odour management and control plan
  • Case study - #5 Plan review - working with the regulator


Stephen Lamming, Ph.D., E.P.

Now mostly retired, Stephen was until 2017, a Principal Consultant with the Wood Group (formerly Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure) in the field of air quality management. With more than 40 years of experience in air quality management, his expertise includes emissions assessment, air monitoring, dispersion modelling, and climate change mitigation/adaptation. Dr. Lamming has worked with municipal, industrial, and resource sector clients across Canada and internationally to assess climate impacts, determine emissions, prepare and execute sampling programs, conduct transport and dispersion modelling, assess community impact, develop abatement and monitoring strategies, and prepare permit documentation.

He has also been involved in air quality assessment and management studies (including greenhouse gases) as part of the federal and provincial environmental assessment process in the areas of oil & gas, mining, thermal power, major industry projects and forest products. He is a Director of the AWMA Ontario Section, a member of ISO technical committees, and continues to keep abreast of the latest trends in air quality management and control.


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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

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

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