Control of Odor Episodes at the Chemical Parks and Port of Tarragona

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sesion06 ramos05   The aim of this work is to present a system to monitor odour incidents to detect odour sources in industrial areas that can cause an odour impact in residential neighbourhoods.

   The area of this study is located between two very important spots of chemical Industrial areas in the port of Tarragona, in the northeast of Spain. Nearby these two industrial areas there are 3 fire stations. In this study, the firemen were trained to perform odour field inspections by means of an android app. In addition, the odour performance of the odour inspectors was also evaluated.

P. Ramos* and P. Pindado

Centro Tecnológico de la Química de Catalunya CTQC, Calle Marcel•lí Domingo, s/n (edifici N5) Campus Sescelades, 43007 Tarragona (Spain)

Reducing Odour Sample Degradation: A Comparative Study of Nalophan, Tedlar® and PTFE Sample Bags

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bags odour degradationDegradation is inherent part of odour sampling and olfactometery analysis. There are many techniques that can be deployed in order to minimize sample degradation, such as nitrogen-based pre-dilution and sealed transportation vessels. Despite the best efforts to keep the volatilization at bay - sample degradation has forced European and American standards to implement a thirty (30) hour expiration on all odour samples. German standard VDI3880, and possible the soon to be revised EN13725 standard, limit sample storage to 6 hours unless it can be shown that the sample degradation is within acceptable limit.

Ardevan Bakhtari 1


Omniscientis, a project based on odour modelling, citizen feedback and sensor technology.

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 The acronym Omniscientis stands for Odour MoNitoring and Information System based on CItizEn and Technology Innovative Sensors. Appart from being a rather complicated way of naming a project, what is there behind this EU funded project?

   This project is coordinated by the Belgian company Spacebel S.A and counts on partners from Belgium, Austria, Luxembourg and France. The idea behind this project is to improve the performance of an Environmental Information Management System, using direct observations from citizens, real time measurement of odours near the sources with sensors, process parameters and modelling odour dispersion.

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