mines ales   The Industrial Environment Engineering Laboratory (LGEI) of Mines Alès Engineering School is looking for a motivated and dynamic post-doctoral researcher with solid background in organic chemical analysis and/or gas/vapour analysis. The selected post-doctoral researcher will be a member of the research team connected with the national and international scientific community about odours.

   The Ecole Mines d’Alès, in France, is looking for a post-doctoral researcher with experience in organic chemical analysis and/or gas/vapour analysis for a contract of 18 months (CDD). The research project is focused on measurement of odorous compounds by classical methodologies and by using a new type of monitoring device of odorant compounds. This device is based on Surface Plasmon Resonance hardware technology including microfluidic system, chemically functionalized optical sensors and image acquisition and processing softwares. Experiments will be based on response tests with synthetic or real atmospheres, with variation of parameters such as humidity, strong odorant tracers…

olfasense inco3   The German-Dutch company Olfasense has announced that Inco Ambiental Ltda becomes their new exclusive distributor in the Colombian market for Olfasense's portfolio of odour measurement equipment and software technology.

   Olfasense is a Dutch-German company that was born after the split of the odournet Group. The companies Odournet GmbH (Germany) and Odournet NL (The Netherlands) created a new company group called Olfasense.

    Inco Ambiental, headquartered in Cali, is a leading environmental consultancy in Colombia with over 30 years experience in public and industrial sectors such as food processing, chemicals, asphalt, breweries and healthcare, among others. Inco Ambiental has also been the first accredited laboratory in Colombia for odour sampling according to the Colombian standard on olfactometry NTC 5880.

ss400   The company Scentroid offers a six station portable olfactometer SS400. This is a new olfactometer made by Scentroid that to date is offered with a 1-year leasing option up to three years. Annual calibration and maintenance service is included in the lease and after 3 years the olfactometer belongs to the buyer. This lease-to-own option allows to get started with lower financial commitments. This interesting olfactometer was first presented in March in the last WEF Odors and Air Pollutants Conference in Milwaukee.

   The SS400 six station portable olfactometer includes a yearly calibration service for the period of the leasing. Each year, another control pyramid will be provided to the user. The module will come pre-calibrated with new tubing, ultrasonically cleaned and ozone purified valves and dilutors, and tested and re-certified electronics. According to the maker, all firmware and possible hardware upgrades will also be implemented to ensure the latest features are available for all users.

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