4. Odor Masking Agent
Vapor phase systems rely on small vapor droplets that collide with malodors and neutralize them through a series of chemical reactions.
2. Odor Neutralizer
8. Vapor Phase System
1. Carbon Air Filtration
While cannabis terpenes aren’t pollution, they are classified as VOCs because they evaporate easily and release molecules into the atmosphere. Cannabis terpenes are one of many VOC sources but the molecules released can play a role in the production of ozone smog if not properly controlled. In both Colorado and Washington, regulators attribute cannabis odor to air quality issues. Cannabis cultivation facilities in Denver County have increased the total VOC emission rate by up to 3.5% with terpene emissions estimated at 362 tons per year – representing more than half the emissions of the entire state.
“It’s a bit of a disappointment, there’s no doubt,” he said. The report notes that there have been 10 complaints about cannabis odour to the city’s 311 system, all of them concerning one property, the backyard in Fontainebleau.
The Town of Pelham, for example, passed an Odorous Industries Nuisance Bylaw last year that applies to all cannabis cultivation except people growing four plants for recreation. The town has purchased $5,000 Nasal Rangers (field olfactometers) that can measure the strength of odour coming from farm properties and requires growers to use air filtration systems. Kaschak is also hopeful the city can learn something from the legal challenge of Leamington’s bylaw, and that Health Canada will tighten up its regulations to reduce the volume that medical growers are allowed.
The Fontainebleau grower is said to grow such a large quantity because he was turning it into oil for baking. Last year, he had a crop of 23 huge plants — the four that any adult is allowed to grow for personal, recreational use, as well as 19 allowed under a medical marijuana licence issued by Health Canada.
“It’s all summer, all summer. We have to run the air conditioning all the time because we can’t open the windows.
Oldcastle residents vow to continue fight over cannabis facility
Cannabis rights advocate Leo Lucier, who visited the “jungle-like” backyard last year and even took a video of the massive plants which he said rose as high as 18 feet, said the complaining residents are making too big a deal of the odour. “You’re going to have complainers and Karens wherever you go,” he said.
The odors associated with cannabis cultivation are often described as pungent, skuky, floral, fruit, even “sewer-like.” As the plant grows and is exposed to oxygen and preservatives, these processes cause a noticeable smell that can often be detected from miles away. This makes commercial greenhouse odor control crucial when growing and storing cannabis.
Terpenoids can then be broken down into monoterpenoids, sesquiterpenoids, diterpenoids, and triterpenoids. These chemical compounds are important to note because they all contain their own alcohols, ethers, and ketones that play a large role in the cannabis smell.
One of the reasons cannabis has such a distinct odor is its chemical complexity. Terpenoids and terpenes contain complex scent profiles with notes across the smell spectrum. This is why some strains have a distinct skunky smell while others have fruity notes.
As a leading provider of industrial odor control solutions , Ecosorb understands the importance of fighting odor safely and effectively no matter the source. Cannabis is an emerging industry with many unique challenges, one of which is greenhouse odor control .
What Causes Cannabis Greenhouse Smell ?
Cannabis cultivation is a newer industry across many areas of the United States and cannabis use is still met with stigma. That’s why discrete grow operations by minimizing greenhouse smell allows growers to safely cultivate their product while respecting residences and businesses in the area.
Odors from processing organic material like industrial composting and remediation are difficult to manage. In the cannabis industry in particular, any greenhouse odor solution needs to be both safe to use around people and effective at eliminating powerful odors that carry over long distances.
When cannabis is grown and stored in large-scale facilities, like greenhouses, greenhouse odor control becomes necessary to reduce airborne nuisances for surrounding areas.
Why is Greenhouse Odor Control Important
To combat this challenge, Ecosorb offers natural, plant-based commercial greenhouse odor control solutions designed for cannabis operations of all sizes.
In places where new cannabis greenhouses have popped up, complaints from neighboring residents and businesses can threaten their viability. Local governments have increasingly issued citations, fines, and other legal penalties on grow facilities who do not effectively control odors. In other places, citizens and businesses have sued greenhouses for the foul smells they produce.