In the sphere of environmental management, particularly concerning odour issues, companies face a range of costs that affect hem either directly or indirectly. This article delves into how using insights from environmental intelligence can mitigate these costs, thereby improving both operational effectiveness and community relationships.


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7 types of odour-related costs

Odour problems can lead to a range of costs, each with its specific impacts and considerations:


  1. Odour control investments: investing in odour control audits or technologies can strain budgets, especially if they are unnecessary or inefficient for the specific odour issues faced.
  2. Operational costs: managing odour effectively often involves additional operational costs, including maintenance, monitoring, and odour treatment expenses.
  3. Complaint management: handling and resolving odour complaints demands time and resources, which could be allocated more efficiently.
  4. Process inefficiencies: odour nuisance can signal underlying operational problems. Unaddressed, these issues can lead to inefficient processes and increased costs.
  5. Environmental compliance: ensuring compliance with environmental regulations related to odour control can be a complex and costly process.
  6. Legal and regulatory challenges: facing lawsuits from affected parties and regulatory penalties can lead to significant financial and reputational damage.
  7. Property value impact: odour issues can lead to a decrease in property value in nearby areas, indirectly affecting the reputation and community relations of the business.

Our approach to ensure cost efficiency

Incorporating environmental insights into odour management strategies can help businesses proactively address these costs, leading to more effective and cost-efficient operations. By anticipating and mitigating odour issues, companies can avoid these expenses and enhance their environmental stewardship.


Qweriu’s approach provides a comprehensive solution. Our iNose sensor devices offer 24/7 monitoring of odours, delivering real-time, objective data. This capability helps in forecasting odour incidents before they occur, providing early warnings, and enabling rapid analysis and response to potential issues. The STINX app allows community members to report odour nuisances, adding an essential layer of data and promoting community engagement.

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By combining environmental insights from these technologies, companies can avoid unnecessary expenditures on odour control technologies, effectively manage odour-related complaints, and reduce the likelihood of regulatory penalties. This approach also helps in identifying process inefficiencies, leading to improved operational performance without significant capital investment.


Discover how the iNoses can help your company to monitor odour nuisance 24/7 and translate data into actionable insights. Receive feedback from surrounding communities with our free STINX app and start anticipating and addressing odour nuisances proactively. Contact us

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