Josh Rembusch

Josh Rembusch

Josh Rembusch

Speaker | Byers Scientific

Bloomington, IND | josh.rembusch@byers-scientific.com

Josh serves as VP of Business Development where he focuses his efforts on assisting customers in understanding how their facility’s malodor-emitting sources can be managed with engineering controls and proven mitigation solutions to avoid compliance and social exposure liabilities. The use of science, engineering, and automation to solve complex odor and emissions challenges is now the standard and Josh works hand-in-hand with the product research and development team to help ensure that Byers remains on the cutting edge of technology and innovation. In addition to his work with customers, including spec’ing and sizing both molecular filtration and perimeter vapor-phase solutions, Josh is a sought-after speaker who enjoys educating business operators, government regulators and stakeholders on odor control issues and solutions. Josh was primarily responsible for the development and presentation of technical content which is approved for solid waste continuing education (CE) credit by the IN Department of Environmental Management (IDEM).

Session Code: 3D

Track: Operations

Session Name: Fundamentals, Hybrids and Safety

Session Time: Tuesday, January 25, 4:15 PM to 5:45 PM

Presentation Title: Challenging Odor Issues at a Large Industrial Composter

Presentation Description: This presentation is going to take a closer look at one of the biggest, but most underestimated, risks to industrial composters: odor. We will take a deep dive into the various components of composting sites and how/why they can contribute to odor issues. We will discuss the science of odor as well as the complexity of the human olfactory system. We will review the types and significance of the classification of odor causing compounds (odorants) relevant to the composting industry. We will also touch on the correlation between temperature, barometric pressure, and wind patterns and why monitoring environmental conditions such as those in real time is critical to developing a comprehensive odor management plan. We will discuss successful odor mitigation technologies as they apply to a specific industrial composting site with odor issues as a result of the introduction of highly odorous industrial residual into their facility (case study). We will explain the chemistry behind odor neutralization, as well as a unique utilization/deployment of atomization for a composting facility. Finally, we will help attendees understand the importance and impact of real-time data collection, reporting, remote monitoring and operation of odor mitigation systems on not only for regulatory  compliance but community advocacy and engagement.