Industrial Odour Management

Online /
Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2023 /
Course Code: 13-1123-ONL22

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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):

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.


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


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 more than twenty years of experience in the field of 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 had the opportunity to work 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, and has developed guidance materials for the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change in support of 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 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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