Odour Monitoring

Odour sampling and monitoring allows you to ensure that you are compliant with your permit requirements while helping you to reduce nuisance complaints and improve environmental conditions. It also provides you with robust datasets to help validate the effectiveness of odour control and assesses the suitability of new developments. Envirocare can provide you with a fully accredited Bioaerosol Monitoringservice for sampling and analysis approved by both UKAS and MCERTS.

Key Benefits

  • Comply with permit requirements and avoid costly fines
  • Reduce nuisance complaints
  • Assess and evaluate the effectiveness of odour abatement
  • Improve air quality and control pollution around your workplace
  • Ensure your dispersion model emission inputs are robust and accurate
  • Receive reliable results, accredited by UKAS and MCERTS for BS EN 13725:2003


Foul odour is one of the most common causes for nuisance complaints and it poses a real issue to both operators and local receptors. In physiological terms, the human nose is an amazing detector. The nose can detect and differentiate between thousands of odorous compounds and often is more sensitive that manmade measurement techniques. People respond differently to odours, but they often respond negatively to persistent odours and this can lead to complaints.

Monitoring odour not only helps you comply with your permit requirements, it can provide meaningful data which can be used to review new developments, potential changes to operations or assess performance of odour abatement. When you measure your odour impact you can begin to protect the local community against it.

What to expect

Bioaerosol SamplingOur experienced consultants will first review your requirements and then provide you with a project brief. They will take into consideration the guidance issued by regulators (EA & DEFRA), British Standards Methodology and advisory groups such as IAQM to ensure they offer the most appropriate advice.

Our accredited sampling teams have all the necessary training and approvals to sample from a range of emissions sources, such as:

  • Stack emissions and process gases
  • Fugitive, area and point sources
  • Wastewater Sites, Compost Piles and Effluent Lagoons
  • Odour Control and Abatement Systems

Air samples are collected into non-reactive bags, before being couriered to a UKAS accredited olfactometry analysis laboratory. Here they are measured for a range of techniques including odour concentration, hedonic tone and offensiveness. You can also find out what could be causing the odour as we measure samples for chemical make-up.



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