Introducing Byers Scientific—Empowering Growth

Byers Scientific offers proven and innovative solutions for industrial-scale odor mitigation, data-driven emissions analysis, and scalable Cloud-based technology engineered for a variety of industries. The origin story The company’s founder, Marc Byers, was originally...

Brief Truce in Carpinteria Cannabis Wars

For the past three years, the “skunky” stench of marijuana swirling around Carpinteria, penetrating homes, schools, parks, beaches, freeway lanes, and even funerals at the cemetery has pitted neighbor against neighbor as the cannabis greenhouse industry exploded just...

Good Science Makes Good Neighbors

Many modern communities have a diverse mix of residents with a range of livelihoods and motivations for where they work and reside. One outcome of this for rural communities is a struggle to develop strategies that allow inhabitants seeking clean country solitude to...

Tips For Hiring a Cannabis Lawyer and Planner

This month, Pacific Environmental Analytics, LLC has asked Amy Steinfeld, co-chair of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s cannabis and industrial hemp industry group and land use and water attorney, and Rebecca Tucker, Director of Business Development with Brownstein in...

Air Quality and Santa Barbara County Cannabis

Air quality is something cannabis farmers think about a lot. Some neighbors love the floral scent of cannabis. Some consider it a nuisance and would describe it as “skunky.” Whatever the case may be, Santa Barbara County has strict regulations for cannabis odors. CARP...

Controlling the Stench

Let’s face it, not everyone loves the smell of cannabis. In this Tech Moment, we sat down with Autumn Shelton and Hanna Brand, co-owners of Autumn Brands. Over a century ago, Autumn Brands family was still growing flowers, but back then, the flowers they sold were...

Odor Mitigation at the South Wake Landfill

In 2017, Wake County installed a new type of odor-control system spanning the southern perimeter of the South Wake Landfill. The system has been in place for just under a year and consists of a pipe eight inches in diameter and 3,500 feet long. The pipe disperses a...

Employing New Weapons to Fight Landfill Odors

Landfill owners spend millions to control or prevent noxious odors, one of their greatest struggles. In less common, worst-case scenarios, they invest millions more dealing with lawsuits. Some of best defenses against the uphill battle are complex gas collection...

The Science of Odor

Our sense of smell—like our sense of taste—is part of our chemosensory system, or the “chemical senses”. In order for us to smell a particular thing molecules from that thing must make it into our noses. We can smell things because those things that we smell are...

Odorous Assault

Odor is an ongoing challenge for landfills and compost operations, but not because of biological changes. Byers Scientific founder, Marc Byers, weighs in. Odor is an ongoing challenge for landfills and compost operations, but not because of biological changes. Byers...

Don’t Be a Nasty Neighbor

It’s inevitable that landfills will have some type of neighbors—and keeping them happy by reducing odor is an important part of business. It’s inevitable that landfills will have some type of neighbors—and keeping them happy by reducing odor is an important part of...