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The importance of industrial odour control

As towns and cities expand, we’re seeing many new residential areas being built close to industrial sites on the outskirts. For those living in such parts, the benefits of being nearer to major transport routes are often outweighed by the disruption caused by proximity to industrial activity. Noise pollution immediately comes to mind, but what about odour issues? Here are just some of the causes of unpleasant industrial odours:

  • Sewage treatment
  • Food processing and commercial kitchens
  • Paints and solvents
  • Slaughter houses/abattoirs and rendering plants.

The processes and substances above can create offensive odours and business owners have a duty to control them for the comfort and wellbeing of neighbouring companies and homes, not to mention their own staff.

Odour severity is difficult to measure but DEFRA (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) has produced thorough guidelines including a legal and regulatory framework. The upshot is that environmental officers and production managers must find a way to control pungent emissions.

That’s where Gibbons comes in.

Our mobile atomiser offers an odour control solution that’s fully self-sufficient with its own water and power supply. It’s also completely portable, making it ideal for applications such as landfill, sewage treatment works, quarries and foundries.

This low-maintenance unit offers wide coverage and is available to buy now. Alternatively, if you’d like to take it for a test run then we also offer competitive hire packages.

For more information on the Gibbons mobile atomiser, call Matthew Gibbons on 01621 868138 or email

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