Olores.org Newsletter May 2016

  Newsletter 24 May 2016  

The call for abstracts for the II Chinese-Austrian Workshop on Odour in Shanghai will end next week

shangai conference Environmental odour is a major concern of residents in the vicinity of odour sources. The 2nd Chinese-Austrian Workshop on Environmental Odour, will be held from 20 - 21 September 2016 at the Tongji University in Shangai, China. The deadline for the Call for Abstracts has been set to 31 May 2016.

  The workshop will include the characterization of the odour source by emission factors and emission models, the use of dispersion models to describe the transport and dilution in the atmosphere, the assessment of the relevant stimuli concentration and the odour impact criteria. This event is organized under the auspices of the Eurasia-Pacific Uninet  

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The European Environment Agency believes that the odours do not affect the air quality in Europe

   air quality europe report 2015Every year, the Air quality in Europe (AQE) Report presents an updated overview and analysis of air quality in Europe. This year the AQE report edited by the European Environment Agency (EEA) presented the progress towards meeting the requirements of the air quality directives made in 2015. One more year, the report failed to recognize the odours as a pollutant with a key impact on the air quality in Europe.

   The Air quality in Europe (AQE) report analyses on an annually basis how the concentration of some chemical pollutants affects the air that we breathe in Europe. These chemicals are supposed to have the biggest impact on air quality and thus on health. But  where do odours stand here?

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A new open source app to collect odour complaints

article odourcollect2   Ibercivis is collaborating with the researcher Rosa Arias in the creation of the app Odour Collect. This application for smartphones will make available to the citizens a tool to report nuisance due to odours by filling a simple questionnary. In this experiment on people's science, the volunteers will become human sensors to build an odour map. No matter where you live.

   At the same time, the users can actively participate by analising the available data or accesing the historic record of data. Repors of each episode can be visualized and users can share experiences with other users, monitoring the evolution of an odour plume or acting in case of an odour alert.

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   As you probably know, we organized an International Conference about Odour Management in Bilbao, Spain, not long time ago.

   We say "international" cause around 12 countries attended that event, but unfortunately this event was not bilingual (such as the one we did in Chile), but just in Spanish. We apologize for that, and we hope next one is bilingual again.

   Saying that, we are very happy to share with you the abstracts of the presentations, and guess what? some articles are in English!

   Enjoy them!


Case study: selection of the best odour reduction technologies for industrial and environmental emissions, taking into consideration: odour removal efficiency, CAPEX and OPEX

sesion07 nadal08   Any technological study focused to reduce the odour impact must be based in several steps:  from an effective diagnosis, followed by modeling different treatment scenarios, and afterwards doing the Technical – Economic Evaluation (CAPEX / OPEX) of different corrective tecnologies.

   In the present paper, it is explained the different steps of the study for two real cases.


Silvia Nadal 1*, Marisa Latorre 1, Rubén Cerdá 2 and J.M. Juarez-Galan 2

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Using the FIDO protocol as a methodological tool to determine odor nuisance from normal food preparation in Miraflores district

sesion06 nolazco07   The objective of the Project was to validate the odor annoyance from normal food preparation.

   For this purpose, it was designed a questionnaire in order to obtain the perception from affected in this comunity. It was considered frequency, intensity, duration, offensive and acceptability as baseline of this study to evaluate.


C. S. Nolazco Tapia


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Modeling of Sewage Plant Gas Emission and HVAC using CFD

sesion04 tarela07   In this sewage plant under consideration, the wastewater is moved vertically using eight Archimedes screw pumps. During the process of moving the wastewater upward, there is an emission of H2S from the surfaces of the Archimedes pumps. Traces of H2S have been detected inside of the building that houses the pump engines.

   The present paper evaluates a modification in the HVAC system of the building to mitigate the presence of H2S inside the building.

P. A. Tarela1 and F. E. Camelli2


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