Jornada de Aplicación de la Olfatometría al Control y Solución de la Problemática Ambiental por Olores en el Centro de Tecnologías Límpias de la Comunitat Valenciana (CTL) enPaterna, Valencia el jueves 6 de marzo de 2008.

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In keeping with the Water Environment Association of Ontario's (WEAO) New Professionals (NP) commitment to continuing education through technical development, the WEAO NP Committee is pleased to present the latest technical presentation and lab tour on the topic of "OLFACTOMETRY LAB TOUR".

This follows the Technical Seminar held on November 7, on Odour Control. This seminar will focus on a technical presentation providing an introduction followed by a discussion of application of Olfactometry in odour impact assessment and control as well as an odour panel demonstration at ZORIX's olfactometry lab and hands-on activities.

Speakers for this event include Dr. Moe Zolghadr and Mr. Michael Rix of ZORIX ENVIRONMENTAL who will be leading the presentation and lab demonstration with the assistance of ZORIX's experienced panelists:

OLFACTOMETRY: the Basis for Odour Impact Assessment & Control

1. ZORIX's Olfactometry Lab
2. Odour sampling & evaluation
3. Odour modelling & impact assessment
4. odour panel demonstration (attendees participate)

Please join us for this opportunity of technical development, networking and social interaction on Wednesday, November 21th, 2007 starting @ 4:30 pm. In order to register for this event, participants must be a WEAO, WEF, OWWA member, or a student registered at an accredited university or college. Individuals interested in attending this event, who are not members of the previous listed organizations, can register by contacting Julie Vincent (WEAO Executive Administrator) at 416-410-6933 or for further information or details regarding WEAO membership. Please note that all seminars held by the WEAO New Professionals are free for all registered members. A $10.00 + GST fee will apply to all non-members. Please RSVP by completing the Sign-Up Sheet, which has been included on the following page and fax it to Julie Vincent (WEAO) at 416-410-1626 no later than Wednesday, November 7th, 2007.
The WEAO NP Committee has been created to represent those WEAO members with ten (10) years or less experience in the wastewater industry, or less than 35 years of age. Our primary goal is to aid in the technical and professional development of new individuals entering the wastewater treatment industry, as well as encourage participation of New Professionals in WEAO activities.

The LAB TOUR will be held at ZORIX Environmental offices located at 3425 Semenyk Court, Suite 200, Mississauga, Ontario, L5C 4P9, as indicated in the map below.

 Several interesting news have happened along this month, all of them deserve a special look and a long article, which will be done in later dates. The summary is the following:

  • The Seminar About Odours In The Indoor And Outdoor Environment (Gerüche In Der Umwelt Innenraum- Und Aussenluft) in Bad Kissingen, Germany was a success. Apart from the very interesting talks given by well known speakers, a good selection of posters was exhibited and the new version of the OdourNet olfactometer (Olfacton) was presented. We will write more about this Seminar soon.

Bad Kissingen

  • A new Law about Air Quality and Protection of the Atmosphere has been published in the official bulletin of Spain the 15th of November after several years of efforts and several drafts that does not have resemblance with the final text. This law can be downloaded here. (unfortunately just in Spanish). This Law does not mention the Word “odour” in the whole text… In addition, the 1961 Reglament of Annoying, Noxious, Insalubrious and Dangerous Activities (which regulated a buffer distance for odour-emitting activities) has been derogated.
  • Another news, positive this time, is the coming IWA 3rd IWA international conference on odours and VOCs – measurement, regulation & control techniques. This will be the first time it is in Europa after other events in Sydney and Singapore, and it will come to Spain. This conference is scheduled for the 8th and 10th of October 2008 in Barcelona. More information can be read here.
  • Last but not least, there is another important international conference in Rome from the 6th to the 8th of July 2008. The NOSE 2008 (International Conference on Environmental Odour Monitoring and Control). To read more about this you can click in this link.
  • Another very important event related with farming and odour control is Eurotier. This Fair is supported by the DLG (German Agricultural Society). This year, results of some tests performed for different odour abatement devices (biofilters, scrubbers, etc...) were presented. Eurotier 2008 is scheduled from the 11th till the 14th of November in Hanover.


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