In 22nd- 23rd of November 2018, the 7th National Odour Pollution Test and Control Technology Seminar and the Odour Regulatory and Governance Summit Forum was successfully hosted by the State Environmental Protection Key Laboratory of Odour Pollution Control (SEPKLOPC) and China Environmental News.
Among the attendees there were people from relevant departments of the Ministry of Ecology and Environmental Protection, the China Environmental News Agency and the Tianjin Academy of Environmental Sciences (TAES), the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the National Key Laboratory of Environmental Pollution Control, and the president of the Japanese association of Environmental Odour.
In addition, attended the event experts from Hong Kong, China Academy of Environmental Sciences, Tsinghua University, Tongji University, East China University of Science and Technology, and Beijing University of Science and Technology. Members of the Odour Pollution Control Industry Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance and various professional technicians and mainstream media reporters engaged in odour pollution control related industries participated in the seminar.
In recent years, the problem of odours in China has been prominent. In 2017, the odour complaints registered in the national environmental records was about 17.5% of all environmental complaints. In January and September 2018, the odour complaint accounted for 22.6%, second only to noise. Among them, Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangdong, Zhejiang, Jiangsu and other economically developed and densely populated areas have reported close to 30% of complaints about odours. In some areas where petrochemical and chemical industries are concentrated, even 90% of environmental complaints come from odours.
For more info about this conference check here.