The moment finally arrived and here you have the new EN 13725:2022 finally published. As many of you know, the European standard was published first in 2003. Four years later in 2007 the doc was revisited and no changes were made. Another four years later in 2011 the working group (WG) dealing with this standard considered that it was time to review the text profoundly and the 20th of November of 2012 the first meeting took place.
After 17 meetings and 9 years, this European standard is finally published and available for everyone. Most of the work carried out has been targeted to decrease the uncertainty that this measurement has, and things like the Secondary Odour Reference Mass (SROM) have been introduced in the new text. But this is not the only change, you probably know that many, many other things have been discussed along the years.
From time to time, the Water Environmental Federation (WEF) organizes webcasts related to odor management. This time, the webcast have the title "Odor Measurement and Monitoring – From the Basics to the Latest" and will deal with both an introduction to the science of odor management and with a brief description of the latest advances in this field. This webcast is programmed for this March 24, 2022.
This webinar will provide a primer on basic principles of odor measurement in both collection systems and in treatment facilities, followed by a look at recent international advancements in regulation, monitoring, and sensing. Ray David of Greeley & Hansen, Alejandro Caicedo-Ramirez of V&A Consulting Engineers and the editor of olores.org, will be speakers in this webcast.
The AIR TALKS 2022, is a series of webinars organised by the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ) Special Interest Groups (SIGs). As many of you probably know, last AIR TALKS took place a couple of years ago and there was a specific session on odours. That session was a success and again, a special session on odour has been planned for the 7th of April 2022.
Running from 28 March to 8 April 2022, the CASANZ AIR TALKS 2022 will include a special session on odours. This session is titled "Health and Odour" and will take place on Thursday 7th of April 2022 from 16.00 to 18.00 AEST (2.00 pm AWST | 3.30 pm ACST | 6.00 pm NZST | 8.00 am BST & CEST).
The Chilean Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso is launching the second undergraduate Diploma on Management, Control and Evaluation of atmospheric odour emissions. To our knowledge, this Diploma is the first odour management official Diploma given by an University. Previous editions have been so successful that the initiative is taken place again this year. The Diploma on Odour Management will be given on the modality of b-learning, so if you are from any other country and you speak Spanish, you will be able to participate.
As you probably know, Olores.org organized the 9th IWA Odour & VOC/Air Emission Conference will take place the 26-27 of October 2021 in Bilbao, Spain. The IWA Odour and Air Emissions Conferences is one of the worldwide leading odour conferences. These events bring together engineers, scientists, researchers, students, local authorities, managers and other professionals in order to address and discuss emerging odour issues.
More than 160 people attended that event, from 19 different countries, and more than 50 presentations were shown there. Although this conference was held primarily in English, some of them are in Spanish, but you could read their abstract in English..
Saying that, we are very happy to share with you the articles of their presentations, and the videos and PPT files of the ones that have given us their authorization to publish them.
Instrumental Odour Monitoring Systems (IOMS) are employed for continuous objectified technical olfaction. However, the reference for odour perception is the human nose, surpassing technology with outstanding sensitivity and selectivity for many compounds. In order to achieve comparable results, IOMS have to fulfil manifold requirements, resulting in considerable effort in engineering and cost. One-size-fits-all solutions are unlikely to function properly but are nevertheless marketed as the resulting performance is difficult to assess.
In the course of the publicly funded research project SEPEG (sensor networks for the objective perception of odour sources, BMBF FKZ 01IS17087) all aspects of a complete IOMS solution are scrutinized in their respective context. A main focus of the project is on field test evaluation in real installation situations. Two installation sites have been equipped with networks of real-time IOMS devices.
The aim of this paper is the definition of a new theoretical method for the evaluation of occupational exposure risk for workers involved in dynamic olfactometry. These workers, also called panellists, can be exposed to hazardous pollutants potentially present in odourous mixtures.
Despite the relevance of this topic, in the regulation and the scientific literature, a standardized method to evaluate the panellists’ occupational is not provided. Therefore, this work aims to suggest practical solutions for the risk assessment of olfactometric workers. The proposed approach is based on the quantification of non-carcinogenic and carcinogenic risk for panellists’, based on the evaluation of hazard indexes (HIs) and the inhalation risks (IRs) for the odorous mixtures.
On the 20th of November 2012 the first meeting took place of Working Group 2, tasked by CEN/TC274 “Air Quality” to revise EN 13725:2003 ‘Air Quality - Determination of odour concentration by dynamic olfactometry’.
After 8 years of work and 17 meetings, the final draft of the revised standard is finally completed and submitted on May 31st 2021 for formal vote in the CEN Technical Committee 264 “Air Quality” in 2021. This paper lists the changes that will affect the practice of olfactometry in Europe, once this standard is published as EN 13725:2021.