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The first meeting of the Working Group (WG) 41 that is dealing with the first European Norm that will regulate the so-called “e-noses” took place in Antwerp, Belgium the 22nd of October 2015. The name initially given to the Norm was "Electronic sensors for odorant monitoring" but this is just a provisional title.
The shareholders of OdourNet Holding BV decided to split the company group into two independent entities. The split is the result of irreconcilable differences in the visions of shareholders of the future strategic direction to develop the company.
The current Odournet GmbH (Germany) and Odournet NL (The Netherlands) form one new company group called Olfasense. All other Odournet companies in UK, France, Spain, India, Mexico and Brazil continue as Odournet Group.
With over 120 attendants, this time the 6th Conference about Odours in the Environment organized by the German Association of Engineers (VDI) on a biannual basis took place the 18th and 19th of November 2015 in the city of Karlsruhe. The number of attendees was greater than in previous occassions, therefore there was a great opportunity for networking and interacting with the people in this event.
The number of presentations was lower than in other meetings but the quality of them was quite high.
Just a day after the conference and we are exhausted, but quite happy with the good feeling left behind this event. We had a full room at the Conference hall and we also registered over 1000 connections to watch the plenary sessions in streaming, so we can say that we reached the goal. Along these two intensive days we enjoyed many interesting presentations. Due to the amount of talks, the speakers had to manage dinamically to present a 12-min speach following 3-minutes of questions. Due to this intensive sessions, we seasoned them with 1-hour coffee breaks, to rest and to take the time to enhance the vibrating networking in the room.
The level of the speakers was exceptionally high and we all truly enjoyed the experiences proposed by the many professionals, universities and private companies that participated in this III International Conference about Odours in the Environment, that took place the 23rd and 24th of November 2015 in Bilbao, Spain. We are very grateful for your support, cause without you, this success would not have been possible.
This first workshop organized by the Environmental Institute of Paraná (Instituto Ambiental do Parana, IAP) took place in the Toledo Campus of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná in Toledo, Brazil. The event was promoted by the IAP and had the support of the Public Ministry and some private companies. During this workshop, the president of the IAP, Luiz Tarcisio Mossato Pinto, announced that a new program for atmospheric emissions will be launched in November.
The aim of this Workshop was to discuss the mecanisms to control odours from industrial companies in the region. The Workshop was open to the scientific community, industry and companies related to environmental odour management. The registration for this interesting event was free and the conference room was full.
Odour generation is an inherent side product of waste water storage and treatment. Encroachment of developments in the proximity of sewage treatment works increases the risk of adverse odour impact on receptors. Quantification of individual odorous processes helps operators understand which aspects of their works may be responsible and offers opportunities to find solutions to problems that may exist.