Queensland and NSW Laboratory help in monitoring the unpleasant smell caused from livestock facilities. People often face the difficult task of establishing whether the odour is bad enough to cause a 'nuisance' or simply causes annoyance.
Monitoring odour can be accomplished in several ways: chemical analyses, electronic methods and dynamic dilution olfactometry. All these techniques take the advantage of human sensory response. With the advanced technology, the innovative way to measure odour from livestock facilities is through use of human panels and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Various instrumental and objective sensory-based techniques are adopted for measuring VOCs and odour associated with swine production operations.