This paper won the Kriton Curi award for best conference paper.


The emission of offensive odour from landfill sites is a nuisance that generates public opposition to the existence of these facilities. The aim of our research is to develop technology for an effective management system for landfill operations that minimizes the negative impacts of odour on the surrounding communities. The key requirements of the system are reviewed. We highlight the effects of complex terrain on odour dispersion and the role of concentration fluctuations in odour predictions. Results from a case study site are presented to illustrate the application and potential benefits of an odour management system.