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First of all we would like to inform you who we are. The trademark and the website Olores.org belongs to Mr. Carlos Nietzsche Diaz Jiménez, who employs some other people to help him with different aspects of the website. In this picture you see Cyntia Izquierdo, who has been a very active part of the olores.org team for a few years already. For any question or doubt, you may contact us either by post to our office located in calle Uribitarte, 6, planta baja, 48001, Bilbao, Spain, or by e-mail to .
This event about odour management —COC 2018— will be held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada this December 4 and 5, 2018. According to the organizers, this international event will have more than 20 presentations covering various topics from air emissions, odour control, nuisance and monitoring from national and international experts.
There has been a few events in Canada regarding odour management, in Toronto and Quebec city. This time, this new event on odour management is organized by the company Environmental Odour Consulting (E.O.C.), a consulting firm that specializes in odour assessment, odour testing and ambient odour monitoring.
Zaragoza, Spain, 3rd May 2018 - The EU-funded D-NOSES project held its kick off meeting on the 25th & 26th April 2018 at the University College London campus. The project consortium, coordinated by the Ibercivis Foundation (Spain), is a world-class partnership comprising 15 partners which combines experts in Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), citizen science and co-creation, International Associations, odour scientists, and includes universities and SMEs, local administration and public bodies from 9 countries.
Across Europe, odour pollution is the second biggest reason for citizens’ environmental complaints, after noise. Frequent exposure to odour is associated with headache, stress and respiratory problems. Lead by the Ibercivis Foundation, experts in citizen science, and coordinated by the odour expert Rosa Arias, “D-NOSES will demonstrate that odour pollution is an indicator of larger environmental issues. It can affect our health and also contributes to climate change in the case of landfills or livestock facilities”. Due to the lack of regulation, situated technical studies are rarely conducted, so that data on odour pollution is either scarce or difficult to access. Without data it is difficult for affected groups to prove the impact on their communities and build a case for change.
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.
Nasapp is an odour episode management system through citizen participation. It allows to have a summary of situation in real time from any portable device or computer. In this paper we studied the advantages of incorporating the automatic calculation of trajectories models of air in each record made by volunteer citizens.
The result is a substantial improvement in the visualization of complex problems, especially when there is diversity of odour sources. It was also verified the possibility of assigning causal percentages of odour episodes in each source, verifying meteorological and geographic influences, as well as validating the assignment of odour descriptors to known odour sources.
In this study, the application of the technique Gas Chromatography coupled to Ion Mobility Spectrometry (GC-IMS), for the detection of odorous volatile compounds in the indoor air of an urban waste treatment facilities, was evaluated.
For the identification of the detected compounds, data obtained from GC-IMS and Gas Chromatography - Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (GC-ToFMS) were used. Results obtained demonstrated that the technique GC-IMS allows the detection of different types or odorous compounds such as: alcohols, ketones, terpenes and esters, arising from treatment processes of urban waste.
Eloy Y. Companioni Damas*, Estel·la Pagans Miró, Carmen Villatoro González, Luciano Vera Carrasco.