The influence of distance and atmospheric elements on the concentration of odour from Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) operations

Zaini Sakawi, Lukman Ismail, Noor Khafazilah Abdullah, Sharifah Mastura Syed Abdullah, Othman Jaafar

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Abstract

Odour is an environmental element that occurs as varieties of aroma, either pleasant or otherwise to its immediate community. The various sources of odour pollution may come from either natural or of human activities. Odour concentration may change due to environmental factors such as atmosphere, topography, distance and mitigation efforts. This study describes a study on the influence of distance and athmospheric elements on concentration of odour generated by the Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) operations. The distribution of odour concentration was measured using Odour concentration meter XP-329 III series per its distance from the RDF operations. The results indicated that distance factors did influence the odour concentration. Results at test stations of distances farther from the RDF showed incrementally higher distributionof odour concentration compared to those nearer to the RDF. In addition, athmosperic elements like temperatures, humidity, wind speed and directions also evidenlty linked to the distribution of odour concentration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2630-2633
Number of pages4
JournalResearch Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Volume6
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Atmosphere factor
  • Distance factor
  • Odour concentration
  • Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF)

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  • Computer Science(all)

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The influence of distance and atmospheric elements on the concentration of odour from Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) operations. / Sakawi, Zaini; Ismail, Lukman; Abdullah, Noor Khafazilah; Syed Abdullah, Sharifah Mastura; Jaafar, Othman.

In: Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 6, No. 14, 2013, p. 2630-2633.

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