Category Archives: Odour Measurement

Alternative Strategies for Reducing Odour Complaint

There are many different approaches to reducing odour complaints but the most commonly pursued methods are based on emission reduction. This is achieved as either process optimization or odour control…

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Odour Samples Degradation During Detention in Tedlar Bags

Zarra et al. (2010) mention two research directions used for studies of odour impact: measurement of odour emissions from stationary sources (methods: sensory analytical and instrumental) and an assessment of…

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Biologic Micronutrient Addition for Odour Control

Zarra et al. (2010) mention two research directions used for studies of odour impact: measurement of odour emissions from stationary sources (methods: sensory analytical and instrumental) and an assessment of the impact of the…

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Odour Detection Methods: Olfactometry and Chemical Sensors

The complexity of the odours issue arises from the sensory nature of smell. From the evolutionary point of view olfaction is one of the oldest senses, allowing for seeking food,…

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VDI 3940-Investigation of Odours and Emissions and Immissions in Ankara with Olfactometer

Turkish Air Quality Control Regulation (AQCR) is in force since 1986. However, AQCR does not contain any standards for odour control. In order to respond to various odour complaints and…

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Review of Odour Character and Thresholds

When emissions containing odorants are released to the atmosphere they can have an impact on the environment. Although under some circumstances this could include an impact on the ecosystem or…

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Assessment of Air Quality of Odour According to Selected European Guidelines: Grid and Plume Measurements

Methodology of odour measurements by field inspection in accordance with the guideline VDI 3940 prepared by the Association of German Engineers was described. The examples of plan for grid and…

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The Anatomy of Odour Wheels for Odours of Drinking Water, Wastewater, Compost and The Urban Environment

In the drinking water and air pollution fields, odour quality characterization and intensity of each odour characteristic needs to be developed to evaluate the causes of the odours present. Drinking…

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Recovery of Odorants from an Olfactometer Measured by Proton-Transfer-Reaction Mass Spectrometry

The aim of the present study was to examine the recovery of odorants during the dilution in an olfactometer designed according to the European standard for dynamic olfactometry. Nine odorants…

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Ontario Source Testing Code

The Ontario Source Testing Code (OSTC) specifies methods and procedures for the measurement of emissions of air contaminants (pollutants) from stationary sources when such emission data are required for the…

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