VDI Congress Programm Odours in the Environment 2011

VDI gerueche in der Umwelt 2011The 4th IWA Conference on Odours and Vocs, Emission, control techniques, dispersion, measurements and impact Emission, control techniques, dispersion, measurements and impact, that took place in Vitoria, Brazil, from the 17th to the 21st of October 2011 is over and the next event is the VDI Congress about odours in the environment.

This congress is taking place in 2 weeks from the 29th to the 30th November 2011. This is the program:

10:00 Congress Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception.
Dr. Eckehard Koch. Head of Air Pollution Department. Ministry of Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Nature and Consumer Protection of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf

10:15 Olfactory Receptors in Biosensor Sistems for the detection of odorants.
Dr. Dietmar Krautwurst. Director AG III - Physiology, German Research Institute for Food Chemistry - Leibniz Institute, Freising-Weihenstephan.


Chair: Dr. Eckehard Koch

11:00 The new European Directive on the Assessment of Field Odour Immision levels. Grid- and Plume methods.
Werner-Jürgen Kost, FRMetS, CMet, Solicitor, iMA Richter & Röckle GmbH & Co. KG, Stuttgart office, Gerlingen, Toon van Elst, OLFASCAN, Gent (Belgium)

11:30 Influence of the inspection date in the immision parameters on the evaluation area.
Dipl.-Geol. Boris Zimmerman, Project Manager, Department of Environment, Müller-BBM GmbH, Gelsenkirchen branch

12:00 Short presentation of posters: Dr. Eckehard Koch

12:30 Lunch break


Chair: Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Dietmar Mannebeck

13:30 Proficiency testing for dynamic olfactometry according to DIN EN 13725:2003 in 2010 and 2011.
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Bjorn Maxeiner, Director OLFAtec GmbH, Kiel

14:00 Reflections on uncertainty in olfactometric Measurements - An evaluation of the n-Butanol data of 19 laboratories.
Dr. Ralf Both, Councillor, Regional Office for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection North Rhine-Westphalia, Recklinghausen

14:30 The VDI Guideline 3880 "Static sampling" and its application in practice.
Dipl. Met. Claus-Jürgen Richter, Managing Director, iMA Richter & Röckle GmbH & Co. KG, Freiburg

15:00 Odour measurement of liquids - the new VDI 3885 Part 1.
Univ. Dr.-Ing. Franz-Bernd Frechen, Head of the Department of Housing-Water Management and the Institute for Water, Waste, Environment, University of Kassel

15:30 Coffee Break


Chair: Dr. Isabelle Franzen-Reuter

16:00 Quality assurance in odour identification as the basis for a successful accreditation.
Dr. Detlef Wagner, Head of Department, State Office for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection North Rhine-Westphalia, , Essen

16:30 Accreditation of odour consultancy companies to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025: Procedure of the German Accreditation Service (DAkkS)
Dr. Jörg Krieger, specialist and System Analyst, LGA Landesgewerbeanstalt K.d.ö.R. Bavaria, Nuremberg

17:00 The Practice of ISO 17025 accreditation audits of olfactometry laboratories in the European Union.
Ir. Philip Anton van Harreveld M.Sc., CEO Odournet Group of Companies, Odournet SL, Barcelona (Spain)

17:30 Honours from the Commission on Air Pollution Prevention of VDI and DIN - Standards Committee.
KRdL Prof. Dr. Thomas Eikmann, Institute for Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital of GI and MR GmbH, Giessen

From 18:00 evening snack in the poster exhibition

Wednesday 30 November 2011


Chair: Dr. Ralf Both
09:00 Status Quo of the VDI 3894 "emissions and Emissions from animal husbandry ", Part 2:  Method for determining the distance (distance control) - Odour.
Prof. Dr habil. Eberhard Hartung, Department of Agricultural Process technology, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel

09:30 Propagation modeling, limits of the application of the system AUSTAL2000.
Gerhard Puhlmann, head of the area of immission prognosis, odour investigations, asset analysis, TÜV NORD Umweltschutz GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg

10:00 Needs and opportunities in the evaluation of odour immissions in the context of an Environmental permit reevaluation.
Dipl.-Met. Uwe Hartmann, ANECO Department of Environmental Protection & Co GmbH, Mönchengladbach

10:30 Coffee Break


Chair: Dipl.-Met. Uwe Hartmann

11:00 Approaches to evaluate odour immissions from livestock
Dr. habil. Eva Gallmann, Academic Counselor, process engineering of livestock systems, Institute of Agricultural Engineering, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart

11:30 Current interpretative guideline for Odour immision Evaluation - GIRL
Dr. Ralf Both, Councillor, Regional Office for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection of North Rhine-Westphalia, Recklinghausen

12:00 Dealing with odour emissions in urban development planning: designation of building areas in the vicinity of industrial areas and allocation of odour emission components in the Development Plan.
Dr. Catherine Mohr, Solicitor at Law, Frankfurt

12:30 Lunch break


Chair: Dr. Eckehard Koch
13:30 The potential of conflict resolution by means of neighbourhood dialogue in odour conflicts - a case study of an industrial area with a high number of odour sources.
Ruth Hammerbacher, Executive Director, Hammerbacher GMBH consulting & projects, Osnabrück

14:00 Time series to describe the odour emissions from Closed House Broiler Farms and its impact on the outcome of the immission forecast.
Dipl.-Ing. Frank Geburek, Department 73 – Plant Environmental Protection, Regional Office for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection, North Rhine-Westphalia, Recklinghausen

14:30 Odour reduction by exhaust air cleaning in livestock buildings - How reliable are certified Plants in practice.
Lars Broer, head of the Department for emissions and immisions, Institute of Soil and Environment, North-West LUFA, Oldenburg

15:00 Odour management in wastewater sewers - strategy for the evaluation of electronic noses.
Therese Schwarzböck M.Sc., SUW - Department for surface water and urban drainage, KompetenzZentrum Wasser Berlin gGmbH

15:30 Closing Remarks Dr. Eckehard Koch

16:00 End of event

For any further information or assistance you may visit the website of the event http://www.vdi.de/Gerueche



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Carlos is the editor-chief of olores.org and has been in the odour world since 2001. Since then, Carlos has attended over 90 conferences in odour management, both national and international and authored a few papers on the subject. He has also organized a few international meetings and courses. Carlos owns a small company named Ambiente et Odora (AEO). He spends his free time with his wife and his twins, Laura and Daniel, and of course, writing on olores.org.

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