A model for evaluating the dispersion of wastewater plant odors

R. C. Balling, C. E. Reynolds

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The odor problem associated with wastewater treatment facilities has become a significant component in the management of urban environments. In this investigation, an atmospheric dispersion model was developed to estimate the spatial patterns in the concentration of odors emanating from a wastewater plant in Lincoln, Nebr. Model outputs included a series of maps displaying odor concentrations under given meteorological conditions and the frequency of odor days for seasonal or annual time periods. The implications of the results were discussed, and suggestions for further research were presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2589-2593
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Water Pollution Control Federation
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution

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