In this paper, two approaches to estimate odour concentrations in dispersion models are compared. The approaches differ in the estimation of the momentary (peak) odour concentration for the time interval of a single human breath (approximately 5 s). The Austrian Odour Dispersion Model (AODM) is a Gaussian model with peak-to-mean factors depending on wind speed and atmospheric stability. The German Lagrange code AUSTAL2000 uses a constant factor 4 in all meteorological conditions to derive the maximum odour concentration over a short integration time. As the Lagrange model, in contrast to the Gauss model, can be applied also in complex topography and with isolated buildings, the implementation of the Austrian peak-to-mean approach in AUSTAL2000 would enable for more realistic separation distances in these environments. In a current scientific project, this implementation will be carried out, and a comparison of separation distances with AODM and AUSTAL2000 will be undertaken.

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