The call for abstracts for this important European conference on odour management organized by the Italian Association of Chemical Engineering is already finished, so hurry up! The 6th International Conference on Environmental Odour Monitoring & Control will take place in Milan the 9-12 September, 2018.
Past NOSE conferences were hold in Rome, Florence, Palermo, Venice and Ischia and this time the event will take place in the beautiful city of Milan. The conference is organized by the Italian Association of Chemical Engineering (AIDIC) and counts on the help of the University Politecnico di Milano. Ms. Laura Capelli, chairman of the organizing committee and Ms. Selena Sironi, chairman of the scientific committee, will take the lead role in this event, so we are sure that this will be a very well organized event.
As in previous conferences, we have made a 2-min video to summarize the numbers of the IV International Conference on Environmental Odours and VOCs Management that took place in Valladolid, Spain, that was very successful. We got a fantastic conference room, and we put there 152 attendants from around 15 countries who were avidly listening to over 40 presentations during these 2 days. Outside of the hall we set 9 booths and 7 posters. Every single paper was peer reviewed by a scientific committee of over 60 people. Enjoy the video!
It is difficult to condensate in 2 minutes an event that took place in 2 days. Where do you cut? What do you include? After some though work with our partners, we are very proud with the result. Here you have this 2-minute video with some interesting highlights of this event.
The last ASTM Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation of Materials and Products meeting that was hold in the middle of October is over and some documents have been revised and approved for this year. The standards the sensory evaluation of Foods and Beverages and for Beverages Containing Alcohol have been approved and the new texts are already available.
The Committee E18 was formed in 1960 and to date it has around 240 members spread in 10 technical subcommittees that currently maintain jurisdiction over 31 standards. During the last meeting hold in New Orleans several items were discussed. Now ASTM informs that two Standards have been finally updated, the E1871 and the E1879.
The ASTM Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation of Materials and Products has decided to begin developing a new standard for the sensory evaluation of small devices. This guideline is developed by the Subcommittee E18.07 on Personal Care and Household Evaluation and it is intended to be limited to products that are handheld and wearable devices.
There is a lack of published guidance focused on small hand-held and worn devices and how to best evaluate sensory and psychometric properties and performance by consumers or trained assessors. There has been a large increase in the use of wrist-born activity monitors. The proposed guideline will cover the evaluation of these type and many other types of consumer products that fit within the scope of being a hand-held or worn small device and will address sensory and psychometric attributes related to the evaluation process, and general sensory data gathering guidelines to conduct a sensory evaluation of a small device.
As you probably know, we have organized an International Conference about Odours and VOCs Management in Valladolid, Spain, some months ago.
We say "international" cause around 13 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 abstracts of the presentations, and guess what? they are in English! the full article are only available in Spanish for the moment.
Issues with ambient odours could be annoying and exhausting for the people involved in this context. For the plant responsible of the odour emission, for the people that is exposed to environmental odours and for the authorities responsible of mantaining an adequate vital and equilibrated ambient air at work.
Odour perception is personal, subjective and volatile. Among the many important factors involved in the odour perception, memory plays a key role. Many times, citizens will complaint that their annoyance is not being taken seriously and there is a lack of understanding, and sometimes knowledge, of what happened in the past. Therefore, a successful process of odour management requires both a wide set of relevant information about the odour and an effective comunication strategy among the parties involved.
In this paper we will try to introduce some of the information that a group of 14 experts from different countries is discussing regarding odour regulations.
The aim is to publish the first critical review over odour legislation in several parts of the world, analysing not only from a descriptive way any single regulation, but also from a critical point of view. This review will try to identify points to improve and will offer alternatives to some common issues when dealing with regulating the odour impact. The final paper will be published in a Journal not determined yet.
Anna BOKOWA 1, Carlos DIAZ 2*, Jacek A. KOZIEL 3, Michael McGINLEY 4, Jennifer BARCLAY 5, Günther SCHAUBERGER 6, Jean-Michel GUILLOT 7, Robert SNEATH 8, Laura CAPELLI 9, Vania ZORICH 10, Cyntia IZQUIERDO 2, Ilse BILSEN 11, Anne-Claude ROMAIN 12, Maria del Carmen CABEZA13
1 EOC Environmental Odour Consulting Corp., Oakville, ON, Canada, 2 Olores.org, Bilbao, Spain 3 Iowa State University, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Ames, Iowa, EEUU 4 St.Croix Sensory Inc., Stillwater, MN, EEUU 5 Independent Consultant, Remuera, Auckland, Nueva Zelanda 6 WG Environmental Health, Unit for Physiology and Biophysics, University of Veterinary Medicine, Viena, Austria 7 Ecole des Mines d’Ales, LGEI, Alès cedex, Francia 8 Silsoe Odours Ltd., Silsoe, Bedford, Bedfordshire, UK 9 Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento CMIC “Giulio Natta”, Milan, Italia 10 The Synergy Group, Ecometrika, Santiago, Chile 11 VITO, Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Mol, Bélgica 12 University of Liege, Arlon, Bélgica 13 Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible – Dirección de Asuntos Ambientales Sectorial y Urbana – Colombia
In Castilla y León there are many activities in the livestock and agri-food sector that are susceptible to emit annoying odors. There are also other activities that are dedicated to waste management that sometimes generate annoying odors.
Regarding livestock activities, the control is carried out by the establishment of set-back distances between the farms and the receptors taking into account the direction of the usual winds, presence or other obstacles, etc. without carrying out controls or further actions.
J. Fernández1, M. Rodríguez2 and D. León3
1 Jefe del Servicio de Prevención Ambiental y Cambio Climático de la Consejería de Fomento y Medio Ambiente de la Junta de Castilla y León 2 Técnico del Servicio de Prevención Ambiental y Cambio Climático de la Consejería de Fomento y Medio Ambiente de la Junta de Castilla y León 3 Director del Laboratorio Regional de Calidad Ambiental del Servicio de Prevención Ambiental y Cambio Climático de la Consejería de Fomento y Medio Ambiente de la Junta de Castilla y León
The objective of this research has been to develop advanced odor treatment techniques, from the existing conventional ones and to provide more efficient solutions in those industrial processes that by their location or characteristics need greater efficiencies.
The experience has been developed at the Helados Alacant Factory and its EDARi. The technologies studied were: Bioscrubber, Nanoparticles of Zerovalent Iron and Photoreactors.
M. Calzada 1*, E. Campos 1, D. Zarzo 1, P. Terrero 1, E. Ortiz 2, J.A. Garcia 3, B. Calderón 3, A. Fullana 3 and D. Prats 3
1 VALORIZA AGUA. Molina de Segura, 8. 30007. Murcia. 2 KHAlacant Innova. Carretera de Alicante, Km 4. 03690. San Vicente del Raspeig, Spain 3 Instituto del Agua y de las Ciencias Medioambientales. Universidad de Alicante. San Vicente del Raspeig. 03690. Alicante, Spain *
In 2013, the Ministry of Environment developed a Strategy for the Management of Odour in Chile for the period 2014-2017, motivated by the problematic in the generation of odours in the country and the necessity of actions.
The purpose of this document is to inform about the implementation of the Strategy and to propose future actions. The conclusions are intended to be an input for the promotion of a dialogue on public policies on odors as an environmental pollutant, based on the continuous learning among countries that initiate regulatory processes in the field.
Departament of Noise, Luminic and Odours Ministry of Environment Chile San Martín 73, Santiago – Chile.
Odor control in waste water treatment plants and pumping stations is already a priority in the integration with the neighborhood. Lately the energetic and economic optimization of deodorization has become very important.
This article describes efficient solutions with very low operating costs for specific elements of plants, using small passive compact units, able to operate without fan, and loaded with selected impregnated activated alumina adsorbents. The results and capacity shown make this solution ideal in sludge silos, thickeners, septic tanks, sludge reservoirs and digesters, storm tanks and others, as opposed to the usual deodorization design criteria by a certain number of hourly renewals.
J.L. Recaj * and J.Balfagón
Alphachem S.L., C/ Jerez de los Caballeros 2, 28042 Madrid, SPAIN *
The Fiber Glass Reinforcing Plastic Industry in Argentina has undergone a huge development. Unfortunately, only a few facilities work with appropriate abatement pollutant emission technology. That is so due to the lack of regulations and control laws in this country.
This work describes a case study of the design of equipment to reduce styrene emissions from a filament winding and chop hoop mixed process from a factory that produces Reinforcing Plastic pipes.
C. A. Severi1, J. Galvez2 and S. Vardaro2
1-Student of Master Environmental Engineering. National University of Cuyo, Argentina.E-mail: .ar 2-Bioprocesses. Faculty of Engineering. National University of Cuyo.
The objective of this paper is to describe and evaluate the project of odour impact reduction by means the design, erection and start up of a osmogenic barrier through a spray system of specific products, in waste mechanical and biological treatment plant.
These products have hydrophobic groups, which have long hydrocarbons chains. This structure allows the formation of big molecular aggregates named micelles. This micelles prevent than malodorous molecules (osmogenic molecules) can be detected by the human sense and despite they are still present in the air, they don’t smell anymore.