Animal processing, like fish processing, is an industry that typically generates strong odours. With Ortelium, operators have a tool to de-escalate community conflicts, to identify the cause of odour complaints and to implement effective, fact-based odour impact management policies.
Throughout the whole process chain of animal processing, the odours released are highly concentrated – up to many millions of odour units per cubic metre – and are generally considered to be at the most unpleasant extreme of the hedonic tone scale. A platform like Ortelium helps operators to keep the potential for major social conflict as low as possible, as it gives members of the local community a direct line of communication and the opportunity for their comments to be heard.
With Ortelium, operators can collect citizen observations via a dedicated Smartphone app or directly via the Ortelium web platform, allowing them to monitor and analyse the causes of odour incidents.
Incoming observations will be handled as ticket which can be assigned to responsible staff within the organization for further investigation. That way operators can easily track and follow-up on incoming observations, and, if desired, actively communicate the status and actions taken back to the observer.
Besides odour nuisance, gaseous pollutants are an issue in animal processing facilities, such as sulfur compounds, nitrogen, carbon or aromatic compounds. Ortelium allows operators to combine citizen observations with readings from sensor systems, such as H2S, CH4S or NH3 sensors to detect and quantify key substances of potential sourcesof air quality and odour nuisance, to establish a more meaningful picture of the environmental situation.