D-NOSES stands for Distributed Network for Odour Sensing Empowerment and Sustainability. This project has got a budget of 3.2 million Euro from the project H2020 of the European Union and the kick-off meeting just took place last week in London. A group of several companies, research universities and NGOs will participate in this project to develop a tool for citizen odour monitoring.
A consortium of 15 entities will participate in this H2020 project that will take 3 years. The project will co-design citizen science interventions across 7 European and 3 non-European countries, where citizens will use innovative mapping tools to crowdsource odour issues and co-create ad-hoc solutions with CSOs, NGOs, local public authorities, odour emitting industries and academia.
It is over. This meeting that took place in February in Trieste, was the last one on the series of the Working Group (WG) 2. The first meeting took place in Barcelona in November 2012 and after five and a half years of discussions, the first draft is here.
Some of the hot issues, that have arisen during the last meetings were brought again to the experts. Will there be finally more assessors doing the olfactometric measurement? Will the time to analyse a bag after sampling change? Will there be a new reference substance to calibrate the panel? Will there be a new design of sampler for passive sources? How will be finally uncertainty handled?
The organizers are doing very well. There is no doubt about this, as every year more and more people are attending the Water Environmental Federation (WEF) series on odor management. There is a new record of attendance this time with 380 people from all around the world registered for this conference on Odors and Air Pollutant that took place in the last week of March.
The WEF conferences are usually very lively and always count on a very nice array of companies dealing with odor management and control. This time almost 40 exhibitors were showing their products and services at the conference, which is quite a bit considering this very small world of odor management people.
As you probably know, the Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science of the University of Trieste organized 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.
The ASTM Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation of Materials and Products has recently proposed to work on a new Guide for Temporal Methods for Sensory Attributes. This guideline is being developed by the Subcommittee E18.03 on Sensory Theory and Statistics and it is intended to describe procedures utilizing specially trained panelists to measure time-related sensory perceptions of multiple attributes and multiple events or exposures of products or other sensory stimuli.
For the development of this standard, that will cover the procedures for measurement of time-related (temporal) sensory perceptions of multiple attributes, several methods will be described and compared to allow for the selection of the method appropriate to measure the temporal parameters of interest.
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.
Sewervac new mathematical modeling tool for the sulfur ion allows to model the routes of the sulfide ion to identify at which points we will have the highest sulfide’s concentrations and consequently hydrogen sulphide (H2S), the conversion rates of sulfur to hydrogen sulphide, the origin of the hydrogen sulphide peaks and what it can be done to avoid it.
The continuous investment in R+D has allowed the company Sewervac to present 2.0 version, developing software that provides a much more graphic and intuitive data output.
This document presents the information required by the Colombian environmental regulator as a requirement for a production system that has to do with the thermal treatment of animal by-products, specifically the tallow used for the production of solid soap of the company JABONES EL TIGRE Y LA ROCA S.A.
For the elaboration of the study, an evaluative research methodology has been used with the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of the system of control of atmospheric emissions by absorption in water with the scrubber of the company. Initially, the obligations imposed by the national authorities are identified through the regulations defined by the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development.