Air Spectrum was recently delighted to accept an invitation from BBC lifestyle programme, “The One Show” to take part in a feature on chicken broiler sheds and the effect they have on the environment. There was a particular focus on industrial odour problems as a consequence of poultry production.

The feature aimed to prove how little of an influence, building more sheds, will have on odour nuisance levels within the vicinity of where they operate. It also refers to the increasingly important nature of British farming and how vital it is to ensure the right measures are in place to control any odour nuisance there may be.

Pete Badham, senior assessor for Air Spectrum, can be seen sampling and measuring the air within the shed and up to 30 meters away, to enable a full and comprehensive assessment detailing the findings and conclusions, to be presented. He also consulted on how best to monitor the site odour emission using Odour Threshold Analysis.

The threshold for industrial odour in close proximity to poultry sheds like this, with an odour of this nature to be around 50 odours per cubic meter and anything over that would probably be considered a nuisance. Pete managed to show the levels of odour through comprehensively analysing the samples on site. Inside the broiler shed, expectantly so, levels were high however they decreased nearer the vent and by 30 meters away the odour had gone completely.

Air Spectrum and Odourlab work alongside customers to help them engage with the local community and the environment forging long-standing relationships and ensuring costs are kept to a minimum. The ease in which this is demonstrated, in the feature, highlights how simple it can be to assess, manage, control and abate potential odour nuisance you may have.

To speak to our consultancy team please call 01905 362100.

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