astm e253 19   This ASTM document deals with standard terminology relating to sensory evaluation of materials and products and it is the 33rd revision of the original text published in 2000. This text is developed by the subcommittee: E18.01.

   The proposed revisions of this standard according to the ASTM website deal with new terms and revised terms based on persuasive negatives from previous ballots.




standards sept 2019   This month of September has being quite productive in terms of official standards related to odours published around the world. We would normally go one by one in different articles. Each of these new standards from Germany, Italy and USA, have a long story and development behind, but since we are in a rushing society with no time for reading extensive reports, here is our summary.

   A few standards from UNI (Italy), ASTM (USA), and VDI (Germany) related to odour management, are published or about to be published  and all of this, is happening in the month of September. Isn't' that wonderful? So here we go with this recap on new standards on odours around the world!

odourmapping   The next meeting on odour annoyance mapping by using citizen science will take place next 18th of September  This is the fourth meeting of the group of experts but it will be the first face-to-face session. The group will continue the work done focusing on the way to link odour and annoyance.

   According to the International Environmental Society of Odour Managers (AMIGO, for its acronym in Spanish), the group has chosen a new coordinator José Manuel Felisi. The new convenor has worked for a few years in a project dealing with citizens science in a small town in Alicante exposed to odours from a couple of landfills and a waste water treatment plant.

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