Do odour impact criteria of different jurisdictions ensure analogous separation distances for an equivalent level of protection?

oic separation distances   A very interesting and open access paper will be published this month in the Journal of Environmental Management. This paper is signed by the well-known experts Marlon Brancher, Martin Piringer, Andreas F.Grauer and Günther Schauberger and deals with the interesting topic of setting up separation distances to avoid odour impacts.

   This study shows that the use of different odour impact criteria (OIC) produces different separation distances between odour sources and residential areas for an equivalent level of protection.


   This interesting paper present 2 case studies of farms in Austria and Brazil and analyzes how 3 different OIC from Germany, Ireland and Queensland (Australia), produced different separation distances. Differences in separation distances were found to be greater in prevailing wind directions compared to distances in additional wind direction.

   To compare the extent of the separation distance with these three OIC, the authors selected the Gaussian model AERMOD.

   Read this interesting open access paper here:


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Carlos is the editor-chief of and has been in the odour world since 2001. Since then, Carlos has attended over 90 conferences in odour management, both national and international and authored a few papers on the subject. He has also organized a few international meetings and courses. Carlos owns a small company named Ambiente et Odora (AEO). He spends his free time with his wife and his twins, Laura and Daniel, and of course, writing on

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