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Type of publication: Diploma Thesis
Type of document:

Year: 2014

Authors: Sommer-Quabach, Elaine

Title: Vergleich von Schutzabständen zur Vermeidung von Geruchsbelästigung bestimmt anhand unterschiedlicher Geruchsbewertungskriterien.

Other title: Comparison of separation distances to avoid odour annoyance calculated by various odour impact criteria

Source: Diplomarbeit, Vet. Med. Univ. Wien, pp. 80.


Schauberger Günther

Rubel Franz

Vetmed Research Units:
Institute of Physiology, Pathohysiology and Biophysics, Unit of Physiology and Biophysics

Graduation date: 27.06.14

For the prevention of odour annoyance and complaints by residents odour impact criteria (OIC) are established by responsible authorities, which determine separation distances between odour sources and residential areas. Separation distances are an ultimate measure for the actual protection level (PIRINGER ET AL. 2013). There are a variety of national OIC (NOIC), which differ by the odour concentration threshold between 0.1 ou/m3 and 20 ou/m3 and by the tolerated exceedance probability of this threshold between 0.1% and about 35%. The ambient odour concentration may only be exceeding this odour concentration threshold for a percentage of hours in the year, which is determined by the exceedance probability (NICELL 2009). These NOIC are specified to intended protection level such as land use or population densities (PIRINGER ET AL. 2013). These large differences among the NOIC lead to the question if the NOIC for the same intended protection level determine comparable separation distances.

Publication(s) resulting from University thesis:

Sommer-Quabach, E; Piringer, M; Petz, E; Schauberger, G (2014): National odour impact criteria: Are the modelled separation distances between sources and receptors comparable? 4th International Conference on Environmemtal Odour Monitoring and Control, Venice, Italy, Italy, SEP 14-17, 2014. Chemical Engineering Transactions (40), SI 175-180.

Sommer-Quabach, E; Piringer, M; Petz, E; Schauberger, G (2014): Comparability of separation distances between odour sources and residential areas determined by various national odour impact criteria. Atmos Environ (95) 20-28.

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