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Introduction to Odor Assessment and Control

Course Code: EO0820CA16

3 TCHs offered for NJ Water and Wastewater Operators
(License S, C, N, T, W, VSWS)

Industrial/Wastewater Odor Control

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Date & Time

Last Held: September 16, 2015
5:45pm - 9:00pm (Check-in time: 5:30pm)

Next offering to be determined. Registration will open when course date is finalized.


This course is designed for personnel at industrial manufacturing facilities, waste water treatment plants, waste handling and disposal facilities and governmental agencies who are faced with the seemingly intractable problem of controlling odors. Attendees will get a practical overview of what causes odors, how humans perceive them and what do about them, including best management practices to minimize their generation.

Specific topics will include:

  • Understanding human responses to odors and odor measurement
  • Odor occurrences in manufacturing processes
  • A review of odor occurrences in waste water systems, waste handling, and disposal facilities
  • How to evaluate and attempt to determine the root cause of odor problems
  • Engineering control methods and equipment that can be used for odor reduction and/or control
  • Odor abatement methods such as masking agents (and their success rates) and
  • Strategies and methods to deal with the public and regulatory officials on odor complaints.

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The September 16, 2015 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

In addition to 0.3 Rutgers CEUs, this odor control course is approved for the following credits:

NJ Licensed Water and Wastewater Operators: 3 TCHs

Registration Fee TBD
Multi-Person Registration Fee TBD  
NJLWO Fee (T/W/VSWS License Holders Only) TBD
Cancellation Fee TBD

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided at this course.


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20 Indyk-Engel Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08902
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Assistant Director: Carol Broccoli, 848-932-7207
Administrative Assistant: Claudine Oleskin, 848-932-7204

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