Air quality and odour emissions are still a challenge for waste management operators today despite a wide range of abatement options. Lack of knowledge on when to engage critical controls can lead to impacts on nearby communities which creates costly investigations and disruptions from lawsuits and fines.
We understand the importance efficient waste management operations play within growing populations. Our software enables solid waste management operators to leverage industry-leading forecasting techniques, empowering them to make informed decisions.
Communities are redefining their relationship with waste management sites where odour emissions and air quality impact due to uninformed operational decisions can lead to compliance breach.
Envirosuite’s proprietary algorithms can diagnose the source of air quality and odour issues at waste management sites faster than ever before. Our software is being used at a growing number of landfills, composting and other solid waste management sites.
Set alerts for odour intensity thresholds and identify the source of unfolding events with arcs of influence to lower investigation times.
Use local weather combined with data from odour monitoring networks to focus investigations and concentrate efforts on areas of concern.
Confirm or refute responsibility for incidents with highly accurate data that you can use to negotiate operating conditions with regulators.
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Our software includes high-resolution weather models configurable to your waste management facility so you know precisely how current conditions and forecasts will specifically impact your site.
Real-time data from environmental monitoring networks is combined with local weather forecasts to provide actionable insights on unfolding events.
Schedule maintenance activities in optimum weather conditions to improve environmental performance while lowering the risk of odour and air quality impact.
Run reverse trajectory modelling for a better alternative to slow and expensive environmental investigations that lead to inconclusive results.
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No. It’s so much more. The Envirosuite solution has been specifically designed from the ground up to provide real-time interpretation of information, in addition to efficient collection, storage and display of data, in a format that anyone in the organisation can use for effective decision making. The solution offers a flexible platform that can accept real-time information from many different devices (i.e. device agnostic).
Our technology incorporates a modular suite of monitoring, analysis, reporting and modelling tools to enable rapid response times and identify potential issues in advance. No alternatives in the market provide such a comprehensive toolkit for proactive air quality management. The system includes unique rapid-analysis tools, such as ‘arcs of influence’ and rapid reverse trajectory analysis, that are not available elsewhere in the market.
Our end-to-end solutions provide a smarter approach to managing your local environmental impact. We capture data from a wide variety of sensors, including noise, air quality, odour, dust, VOCs vibration and water quality that can be deployed to suit your environmental challenges. Our advanced tools provide centralised insights enabling your business to effectively manage and optimise your potential impact.
Odour observations or incidents can be entered by staff who are conducting routine odour investigations or can be entered by staff based on the company’s existing approach to collecting information about odour complaints. An alternative option that Envirosuite can offer is via a community facing mobile application or web form if the client would like to enable data gathering from the community in an effort to improve their community engagement process. Once data is received by Envirosuite, a reverse trajectory model is generated, providing staff with information to quickly understand the likely source of the incident, which supports potential options for rapid corrective action.
The Incident Intelligence solution also provides a channel to respond to the grievant via email with visual analysis results that are based on scientific analysis. Plant staff will be able to determine with confidence the source of incidents. Studying the Cluster or Heat-map views will also give context and enable further analysis of odour complaints over time. This information can reveal powerful insights about which site activities contribute most to off-site odour impacts, which supports capital planning decisions, enabling the plant management team to focus their spending where it will have the biggest impact to reduce these nuisances.
A case example: Envirosuite was embedded into standard operating procedures at two facilities and provide continuous access to information and analysis to allow operators, management and other stakeholders to make efficient and effective decisions for odour management on a daily basis. Historical, real-time and forecast three-dimensional, non-steady state odour modelling was used to identify areas of potential odour impact before they occur, assess impact risks as they develop and analyse historical events.
Automated and on-demand backward trajectory analysis of complaints and abnormal operating conditions was used to determine the likely source of impacts to assist operational investigations. Implementation of an early warning (boundary) system to identify potential off-site impact risk events and on-site ‘hotspot' monitoring system for odour sources to provide a means to identify process upsets. The system is based on monitoring and analysis of hydrogen sulphide integrated with a system of automated performance analysis, alerts and reports.
There are very few alternatives that allow the generation of reverse trajectory models as soon as an incident has occurred. Forward trajectories are currently unique to Envirosuite. Where alternative near real-time reverse trajectory models exist, Envirosuite performs much better in the following ways. Alternative trajectory models run from very coarse meteorological data (9-11km resolution) and are not integrated in any way with actual observations. Our model can run with meteorology down to 100m and can integrate observed data in real-time into the calculation.
Envirosuite’s trajectory model is very accurate in turbulent conditions through its parameterisation of turbulent motion through similarity theory. Alternatives do not represent turbulence at all in the calculation of trajectories and will be very inaccurate in those conditions.
The financial benefits of Envirosuite vary according to the nature of the risks being managed. The benefits comprise tangible effects such as reduced operating costs or improved scheduling, and intangibles such as improved social license to operate. As an example, for an outlay of AUD$100,000 per year per site (excluding initial monitoring system installation) an Envirosuite solution at a wastewater treatment plant has been shown to produce a AUD$700,000 return in one year through improved odour management, reduced plant operating costs, efficient complaints resolution, and avoided degradation to asset health. This does not include any of the intangible benefits of improved community relations, for example. Envirosuite is subscription based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).
Pricing is simply on a periodic license fee, although depending on the set-up needs (e.g., monitoring system installation, non-standard reporting configurations) there may be initial implementation costs. The subscription covers system access, updates, data storage and support services. The advantage of a subscription service is that no CAPEX outlay is required, and the cost typically fits within a client’s OPEX budget. Our monitoring and forecasting solutions are designed for rapid deployment, in as little as a few days.