Create an Odor Impact Minimization Plan

Odor issues are a leading cause of facility closures. Understanding the sources of potential odors and designing processes for odor control and mitigation are critical to the success of the facility.

As an organic material decomposes, the mix of volatile compounds shifts, changing vapor pressures and then, odor. The biology of microorganisms produces some changes; and the chemistry occurring in the pile can also cause odors. Others are due to chemical changes in the composting pile.

Listen to this USCC webinar on odor control.

Links and Resources:
Article, “Does Compost Smell Bad-Only if its Made Wrong“.
Compost University, Odor Resources
Cornell University, Odor Management

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