Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Henshaw, P.


Engineering, Chemical.




Statutory nuisance laws and the dilution-to-threshold principles do not meet the requirements of an effective impact assessment strategy for odours. An Odour Impact Dispersion Model (OIDM) has been developed to provide an improved basis for odour impact assessment. The model merges the dose-response relationships of the Odour Impact Model, which was developed previously, with accepted dispersion modelling techniques to predict and map the concentration of the odour and the community's probability of response in the surrounding regions. Three cases studies were modelled using the OIDM in order to provide a basis for proposing and testing odour impact parameters. Based on the modelling results, the peak concentration and the peak probability of response at a receptor were estimated to provide a measure of the impact of the odour. In order to account for odour impact across an entire region in a community, other impact parameters were proposed and investigated. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2001 .S55. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 40-03, page: 0742. Adviser: Paul Henshaw. Thesis (M.A.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2001.