NTC 5880. Approval of a new Air Quality Standard based on the EN 13725 in Colombia

ICONTEC website   ICONTEC is a Colombian multinational concerned about sustainable development of organizations in the continent that works since 1963 to promote standardization, conformity assessment, metrology and quality management in Colombia, Central America and South America.

   As a National Standardization Body, ICONTEC represents Colombia in international and regional standardization bodies such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the Pan American Standards Commission.

   The new norm NTC 5880, Air Quality. Determination of Odour Concentration by Dynamic Olfactometry has been approved the 30th of November 2011 and finally edited and published in December.

   This norm defines a method for the objective determination of odour concentration of a gas sample by means of dynamic olfactometry with panellists and velocity of odour emission from point and surface sources both passive and active.

   The EN 13725 has been used as a reference document for this Norm.

   For more information about this norm or to download it, visit the website of ICONTEC here.


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Carlos is the editor-chief of olores.org and has been in the odour world since 2001. Since then, Carlos has attended over 90 conferences in odour management, both national and international and authored a few papers on the subject. He has also organized a few international meetings and courses. Carlos owns a small company named Ambiente et Odora (AEO). He spends his free time with his wife and his twins, Laura and Daniel, and of course, writing on olores.org.