Olores.org would like to wish all its readers a Happy New Year. Again Olores.org has grown beyond our wildest expectations. In terms of readership, this year we got about 63,088 page views, with over 45,895 unique visitors, 38,666 first time visitors and over 7,229 returning visitors. This has been made possible thanks to your dedication to reading and supporting us, so thank you.
We also would like to thank to our sponsors and advertisers. The support of these frequent advertisers allows us to provide Olores.org as a FREE community resources. This year the company TSG Environmental and the project DNOSES have supported this website. Thank you guys! If you would like to become an advertiser, check here. Many other things have happened along this 2020 in the odour management world. Do you want to know more? Read on!
The 15th of December was the last day to submit your abstract, but the organizing committee has extended the deadline 4 more weeks for the next 9th Odour & VOC/Air Emission Conference of the International Water Association (IWA). The event will take place in Bilbao, Spain the 26-27 of October 2021.
The new deadline for the submission of abstracts for oral and poster session is the 15th of January 2021. All the abstract are more than welcome, so I you haven't sent it yet, there is a new change, but don't miss it! Remember that this IWA Odour and Emissions Conference is been organized by the team of Olores.org.
After the success of their last Odour Study Day, that took place on the 23rd January 2020, held at their odour laboratory at Wrest Park in Bedfordshire, UK, Silsoe Odours has announced the next one-day course for the 10th February 2021, but in this ocassion will be held online, due to the COVID pandemic sitation.
In its fourteenth year, the Silsoe Odours Study Day Course, organized by the Silsoe Odours Ltd, has been developed by leading odour professionals based on their own extensive experience. This course designed for regulators, operators of odorous industries, local authorities, consultants, air quality professionals and abatement equipment suppliers provides clear, up-to-date guidance on the principles, concepts and methods of odour management.
The story of thie paper commenced in early 2016. At that time Ms. Anna Bokowa contacted 4 authors with experience on odour management, to write a small summary of odour regulations in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and a few countries of Europe. The Idea was to present this paper at a conference that she was organizing in Gdańsk, Poland. Soon these authors realized that the task was not minor and more European authors were added in order to have a more detailed picture of the odour regulations in this continent. This paper was presented in MKO2016, however, the authors agreed that a more overall view was needed. That is why authors from some other countries with relevant odour regulations in South America, and Asia were added.
In total, 18 authors from Canada, Spain, USA, Poland, New Zealand, Austria, France, UK, Italy, Chile, Belgium, Colombia, China, Germany, the Netherlands and Japan have had over 50 (virtual) meetings at different daylight zones along 4 years of work. Many passionate discussions have been held along the years and many attempts have been made in order to homogenize the different views and stiles of the writing of the paper, (unsuccessfully, as pointed out by the reviewers ;-). Finally, the last draft was delivered, and now it is being reviews by experts. The preprint is available to everyone here.