In October 2016 we organized the first Odour Talks. The idea was to select key experts in several fields of odour management and to let them present a work of interest on the subject. To make this experience available to the rest of the world, we did a webcast online of the Talks. Some people subscribed to the webcast sessions and they could do online questions to the speakers. A few months after this experience, we have decided to make the videos available to everyone, so here you have an Odour Talk about the latest findings in the field of area source sampling by Ms Laura Capelli.
Laura Capelli is assistant professor at the Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering “Giulio Natta” of the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Her research activity is related to odour science and engineering, focusing especially on odour sampling, development of electronic noses for environmental air quality monitoring, dispersion modelling and characterization of odour emissions from different industrial activities. She has authored more than 100 papers in international journals and conferences.
Ms Capelli speaks about three different types of of non-active area sources characterized by different volatilization and emission phenomena. This three types include the typical liquid and solid passive sources and also a "semipassive" area source such as a landfill.
These three sources need to be treated differently in order to evaluate a representative odour concentration and Odour Emission Rate (OER).
Do you want to know more? Enjoy this Talk here:
Download the program of the Odour Talks here.
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