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Development of a prototype odour test rig concept to characterise and manage odour

Project start date: 03 March 2015
Project end date: 16 December 2015
Publication date: 16 December 2015
Project status: Completed
Livestock species: Sheep, Goat, Lamb, Grassfed cattle, Grainfed cattle
Relevant regions: National
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This area comprises projects to manage odour emissions from meat processing, including on-site rendering. A major component was to develop an electronic nose (E-nose) to automatically detect odour levels and assist with management of problematic levels. A number of roll-out projects were conducted for the technology, but the technology proved in-efficient and adoption failed. Further, general projects on odour management technologies, such as biofilter assessments, have been conducted.

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Project manager: Rajesh Margapuram
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Primary researcher: Australian Country Choice Production