Project: MLMMI 2009-11
- To develop odour impact criteria for defining the acceptable odour exposure,
- To develop models for odour emission rates for various types of livestock operations in the prairie provinces,
- To evaluate and select a dispersion model(s) for predicting the odour distribution surrounding livestock operations, and
- To combine the results from the above three objectives to form a dispersion-based setback guideline.
Keywords: Odour, annoyance level, exposure, frequency, dispersion, emission
Dr. Qiang Zhang
Department of Biosystems Engineering
University of Manitoba
Funding Partners: who have contributed to MLMMI in support of this project:
Agri-Food Research and Development Initiative (ARDI) under the Canada-Manitoba Growing Forward Initiative - $60,065;
Manitoba Pork Council - $60,065
Amount Funded: $120,130.00
Performer Funded: $0.00
Total Cost: $120,130.00
Progress report #1 due July 1, 2010.
Received August 2010.
Progress report #2 due January 1, 2011.
Received February 1, 2011.
Progress report #3 due July 1, 2011.
Final report due January 1, 2012.
The goal of this study was to develop a dispersion-based odour impact assessment tool (OIAT) for determining setback distances.
The OIAT was developed by integrating three key elements: i) defining odour acceptability at community level; ii) estimating odour emission; and iii) predicting odour exposure by dispersion modeling.