Wastewater treatment facilities are often situated near residential areas. This means disturbing odours may be too close to home for those living nearby. If complaints are a regular occurrence, you'll already know the importance of a well-managed procedure to record and manage them. At treatment plants where Ortelium is already in use, clients find that the software increases public acceptance of their site's emissions.
With Ortelium you can collect citizen observations via a dedicated Smartphone app or directly via the Ortelium web platform, allowing you to monitor and analyse the causes of frequently occurring odour nuisances. Not only that, at wastewater treatment plants where Ortelium is already in use, clients find that the software increases public acceptance of their site’s emissions. This is because Ortelium gives members of the local community a direct line of communication and the opportunity for their comments to be heard.
For air quality, odour and dust observations, Ortelium offers the option of integrating backtracking capabilities to instantly analyse the pathway of these observations. Through advanced Hysplit Dispersion Modelling you can locate the potential source of, for instance, unpleasant odours by means of meteorological simulation and reverse trajectory modelling.
With this option, operators of wastewater treatment plants can provide evidence if their operations were not responsible for specific complaints, which is helpful especially in areas with a diversity of potential complaint sources.This allows operators to use resources only on justified complaints and to avoid misallocation of people, money and time.
Would you like a robust data base to help you better understand your wastewater treatment plant over time and under specific weather conditions? Do you want to review your plant’s processes, identify opportunities for improvement and make fact-based operational decisions? Ortelium is your tool.
Ortelium allows you to combine, streamline and cross-reference citizen observations with real-time and forecasted weather data, but also with sensor systems, such as H2S sensors (e.g. from Sulfilogger) to detect and quantify key substances of potential sources of odour nuisance.
Ortelium also provides a set of dispersion modelling tools to calculate the current odour impact of wastewater treatment plants in real-time, analyse past odour incidents and even forecast potential odour impacts based on weather forecast data and process schedules.