Odor Pollution from the Processing of Animal By-Products
Our case study is based on the odour emitted by the processing of by - products from animal origin, taking place in the factory "Luís Leal e Filhos, S.A.", installed in the neighbouring municipality of São João da Madeira, Santa Maria da Feira – Arrifana.
The source of the odor pollution comes from the processing of by-products of animal origin in the factory. This type of odour translates into a problem that affects the quality of air and the life of the resident and neighboring population, with complaints that began in 1970. More than 40.000 inhabitants might be affected by this issue in the identified geographical area.
D-Noses role and aims
Due to the number of people affected and the discomfort caused by the odor pollution, the site is an excellent pilot. D-Noses aims at improving the quality of life of the population through actions with different public, school sessions; organizing safaris of odors, creating Odour maps, and training people for odor registration with the odor registration platform.
Progress so far
The pilot has reached the Phase 5: ACTION. The school audience has been involved in the dissemination of the project, training and communication vehicles of the project to the rest of the school community have been achieved. Partnership with the university of Aveiro has been realized, where students have tested a smellmeter and been trained to understand the mechanics of the measurement process of odors. Successful cases have been reviewed, where best techniques applied have been presented.