New WEF Guide Helps Facilities Identify and Mitigate Nuisance Odors

For facility managers, operators, engineers, and collection systems personnel, the mention of nuisance odors can instantly trigger anxiety. Complaints, potential shutdowns and fines, and angry neighbors quickly come to mind. While commonplace, the threat to a facility’s reputation posed by nuisance odors cannot be understated.

Click here for more information about Odor Emissions and Control for Collection Systems and Water Resource Recovery Facilities, the latest Manual of Practice from the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Virginia).

The latest resource from the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Virginia), Odor Emissions and Control for Collection Systems and Water Resource Recovery Facilities, MOP 25, Second Edition, offers guidance to help facilities install effective odor control programs designed to protect their employees and shield the community from nuisance odors and the potentially hazardous effects of odorous compounds like hydrogen sulfide. 

As the primary reference for the current state of practice in the industry, readers traverse the basics of odor testing and emissions, sensory analysis, federal, state and local regulations, public outreach, and treatment technologies. This new edition also delves deep into odor testing and control techniques of collection systems and solids handling at water resource recovery facilities.

This manual presents the best available biological, chemical, and physical technologies for controlling odors, information on analyzing, measuring, and sampling odors, and tools for assessing odor impacts in surrounding neighborhoods and communities. In short, its contents teach the proper aspects of how to be a good neighbor and share clean air around a water resource recovery facility, while still providing essential wastewater services to the broader community.

The publication presents the leading-edge of odor control techniques and technologies. It is authored and peer-reviewed by leading water quality professionals.

Purchase the book, available in print or as an e-book, at $100 for WEF members and $125 for nonmembers.

For more information, contact WEF staff member Karah DeMarco at  or 703-684-2400.

Learn more about the latest edition of MOP 25

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