The Commission implementing the decision establishing the Best Available Technique (BAT) Conclusions for this sector has been published on the Official Journal of the European Union. This Best Available Technique REFerence (BREF) document covers the entire chemical sector and provides information on aqueous and/or gaseous releases from chemical installations and the good news is that odour management is a key issue in the Common Waste Water and Waste Gas Treatment/Management Systems in the Chemical Sector.
As mentioned before, the BAT Conclusions (from now on, 'the Conclusions') have been published on an official journal. That makes this document a law.
There are three BAT techniques approved for odour Management for this industry: the BAT 6, the BAT 20 and the BAT 21.
One more time, and this is the 7th time since 2004, Olfasense offers an Interlaboratory Comparison (ILC) exercise for the automobile sector according to the guideline VDA 270 - Determination of the Odour Behaviour of Materials used in the Internal Fittings of Vehicles. The due date to register for this ILC is the 31st July 2016.
Like in previous years, Olfasense has organised this ILC following the German Norm VDA 270. This proficiency test is combined with several training sets for the preparation available for each participant. These sets enable to the participants to gain a better understanding of the VDA 270.
The International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Nose (ISOEN) is the world’s premiere technical conference in artificial chemoreception (olfaction and taste). ISOEN 2017 provides a forum for scientists, engineers and practitioners to share their latest findings, innovations and products in the area of artificial chemoreception. This time the 17th International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Nose will be held at McGill University, in the heart of Montreal, Canada and it will be organized around the theme of ubiquitous sensing with mobile, wearable, and distributed chemosensors.
ISOEN emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches addressing all aspects of odor and taste measurement, from basic theory to applications. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
This time, Shangai will host this Workshop about "Emissions and odour of plastics" the 14th and 15th July 2016.
The two-day workshop will focus on international standards and limit values for emissions and odours. Furthermore, it will provide up-to-date information about different testing and validation methods as well as about the development of low emission materials and parts. The workshop will comprise lectures and panel discussions by material experts from approved international suppliers and OEMs and Chinese public authorities, such as Volkswagen, BAIC, Benecke-Kaliko and BMW.
Meteosim has launched now "Metdata", the first worldwide meteorological modelled data-set for performing simulations using AERMOD, CALPUFF and ADMS dispersion models with open and transparent pricing. Weather series are generated through the combined use of modelling data by the Weather Research and Forecasting System (WRF) meteorological model with remote sensing data and instrumental information worldwide.
There are a few companies around in the globe that sell meteorological data for dispersion modelling. However this is the first one to our knowledge that offers a public and transparent pricing to acquire meteorological data for your modelling. With "Metdata", the company Meteosim offers a flexible and fast way to calculate costs of met data acquisition. For example, the price for a WRF set of data ready for CALMET/CALPUFF varies between 250€ for 1 year of data and a resolution of 9 km, and 4250 € for 5 years of data and a spatial resolution of 1 km.
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.
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.
We say "international" cause around 12 countries attended that event, but unfortunately this event was not bilingual (such as the one we did in Chile), but just in Spanish. We apologize for that, and we hope next one is bilingual again.
Saying that, we are very happy to share with you the last abstracts of the presentations, and guess what? some articles are in English!
In 2014 the residents of Kelsterbach suffered from an extreme annoyance due to odour impact in the residential areas. The nearby located WTP of the Stadtentwässerung Frankfurt was considered to be the source for the occurring odours.
The operators have invested millions in the last years to optimize the plant concerning odour emissions. In this case, it was called into question if the water water treatment plant was the only source. The platform “Odourmap” was used for this study.
The objective of this paper is to describe how the application of Osmogenic barrier by pulverization of specific products is an efficient system in odour reduction. The efficacy of the process has been evaluated by electronic nose technology.
The assessment was performed in a landfill during 20 days, using 2 electronic noses to evaluate the results.