The 8th IWA conference on odour and VOC/air emissions will take place in the beautiful city of Hangzhou in China. This mid-october 2019 conference is one of the major international ones together with the WEF conference and the NOSE. This time, the conference is organized by the Universities of Zhejiang and Tianjin.
The Interlaboratory Comparison for Olfactometry (ILC) based on the Standard EN 13725:2003 has been announced for this year 2018 and once again the company Olfasense is behind the organization. The registration period has started!
The EN 13725 interlaboratory test gives odour laboratories all around the world the opportunity to demonstrate compliance with their performance requirements and compare the performance of any laboratory internationally. Once year again, the ILC 2018 will be carried out in June, but all interested to participate must register before April 27th.
Since the first workshop, held in Kassel in 1999, the interest in odours of plastics has continued to grow significantly. This is the 20th Conference in this field of development organized by the Kassel University.
A new edition of the Conference Odour and Emissions of Plastic Materials will be held in the 20th and 21st of March 2018 in Kassel, Germany. The aim of these group of conferences is to present the measuring instruments for evaluation odours and emissions and the new developments in industries to reduce them.
This is the fifth time that Olfasense organizes a workshop about odour management focused not only in environmental issues but also in product and material testing. This time the organization, coordinated by Ms. Liczkowski, was exquisite and very detailed. At the end of the workshop, a hands on experience with product testing, sampling, managing a LIMS and finally using a TO evolution was carried out. During this event a 3D print of the future TO Mobile olfactometer was presented. All in all, we enjoyed a very well organized event.
Olfasense has been dealing with equipment for olfactometry and product testing for a few decades under different brand names. Now they have over 50 people working at their offices in Germany and The Netherlands, and they deliver products and services in almost any point in the planet. For a second year in a row, they decided to take some time from their daily tasks to organize a Technical Training Day (TTD) and a Workshop, and they did it very well.
The Air Section of VVM, the Dutch network of environmental professionals, is organizing a National Odour Congress 2018 on 20 March 2018 in 's-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands).
The odour conference "Landelijk Geurcongres 2018" (in Dutch) will be focus on several sources of odour, such as road and air traffic, catering, neighbours, agriculture and industry, fireplaces and BBQ,... Besides this, the possibilities to prevent annoyance and sleep disturbance due to odour will be discussed.
The Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science of the University of Trieste is organizing a round table together with the Order of Chemists from the Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia about the state of the science and technologies and open issues in olfactory nuisances characterization and management. This event is organized in collaboration with the Italian Association of Chemistry under the patronage of the Regional Agency of Environmental Protection (ARPA). This event will take place the 19th of February 2018 in the Auditorium of Museo Revoltella, Via Diaz 27, Trieste (Italy). The inscription is free.
In the opening of the eighth week of the year, during the meetings of the Working Groups of the European Committee on Standardization (CEN), a round table will be held in Trieste, to discuss and define technical standards for characterization of odours. A workshop (mainly in Italian language) is proposed for the presentation of consolidated methods for technical characterization of olfactory nuisances and a round table (in English) for discussing open issues on the above mentioned subjects.
The Water Environmental Federation (WEF) is organizing a webinar the 15th of February at 1 PM Eastern Time about temporary odour control for Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTP) and collection Systems. This interesting webinar is free for WEF members and it has a cost of 40 euro for non-WEF members. This webcast will help by focusing on three major categories for temporary odour control: Temporary Construction & Process Techniques, Chemical Addition and Portable Odour Control Systems.
The WEF has organized many webcasts in the past related to odour management. This event is mainly dealing with practical solutions to prevent odour releases, that are driven by concerns to be a good neighbour and sometimes by regulatory priorities. Speakers of this webcast will be Scott Cowden and Bart Kraakman from CH2M/Jacobs, Chris Hunniford, from V&A Consulting Engineers, Shirley Edmondson, from Black & Veatch and the moderator will be the well-known Neil Webster from Webster Environmental Associates.
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.
The generation of odours in a WWTP is usually caused by the presence of hydrogen sulphide (H2S). This gas, moreover, is responsible for the deterioration of the facilities’ materials and involves a health hazard for plant operators. Currently there are several alternatives that allow decreasing the impact of odours associated with H2S.
This paper presents some techniques focused on management of odours in WWTPs as a result of the experience of DAM as WWTP Manager: experiences of removal of H2S in collectors, deodorization of a WWTP by the injection of confined air in the anoxic biological reactor of the sludge line, studies at pilot scale for the application of a TECNIUM’s biofilter percolator, a photo-ionization for the treatment of air streams, and ozone plus ultrasound for the treatment of liquid streams.
L. Sauco1, J.E Sánchez-Ramírez1 ,L. Pastor1, E. Morales1, S. Doñate1, L. Otegi2
The odour annoyance suffered by Villena´s population (Alicante, Spain) since some years has been the beginning of the program respiravillena.com. In order to do this, a working group was created, formed by locals and diverse groups and associations, who was in charge of spreading out the program and motivating the population to participate in this study.
There were provided three ways of public participation (Whatsapp, webpage and paper forms) to notify odour annoyance, so as to link these notifications with the information provided by the air quality and meteorological stations settled in several places nearby.