Management of Odours in Chile, how far have we progressed?

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   In 2013, the Ministry of Environment developed a Strategy for the Management of Odour in Chile for the period 2014-2017, motivated by the problematic in the generation of odours in the country and the necessity of actions.

   The purpose of this document is to inform about the implementation of the Strategy and to propose future actions. The conclusions are intended to be an input for the promotion of a dialogue on public policies on odors as an environmental pollutant, based on the continuous learning among countries that initiate regulatory processes in the field.


D. Caimanque

Departament of Noise, Luminic and Odours
Ministry of Environment Chile
San Martín 73, Santiago – Chile.




Summary of Odour Regulations in several parts of the World. A work of 14 International experts

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   In this paper we will try to introduce some of the information that a group of 14 experts from different countries is discussing regarding odour regulations.

   The aim is to publish the first critical review over odour legislation in several parts of the world, analysing not only from a descriptive way any single regulation, but also from a critical point of view. This review will try to identify points to improve and will offer alternatives to some common issues when dealing with regulating the odour impact. The final paper will be published in a Journal not determined yet.


Anna BOKOWA 1, Carlos DIAZ 2*, Jacek A. KOZIEL 3, Michael McGINLEY 4, Jennifer BARCLAY 5, Günther SCHAUBERGER 6, Jean-Michel GUILLOT 7, Robert SNEATH 8, Laura CAPELLI 9, Vania ZORICH 10, Cyntia IZQUIERDO 2, Ilse BILSEN 11, Anne-Claude ROMAIN 12, Maria del Carmen CABEZA13

1 EOC Environmental Odour Consulting Corp., Oakville, ON, Canada,
2, Bilbao, Spain
3 Iowa State University, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Ames, Iowa, EEUU
4 St.Croix Sensory Inc., Stillwater, MN, EEUU
5 Independent Consultant, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand
6 WG Environmental Health, Unit for Physiology and Biophysics, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria
7 Ecole des Mines d’Ales, LGEI, Alès cedex, France
8 Silsoe Odours Ltd., Silsoe, Bedford, Bedfordshire, UK
9 Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento CMIC “Giulio Natta”, Milano, Italia
10 The Synergy Group, Ecometrika, Santiago, Chile
11 VITO, Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Mol, Belgium
12 University of Liege, Arlon, Belgium
13 Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible – Dirección de Asuntos Ambientales Sectorial y Urbana – Colombia

The New Standard ASTM WK60885 for Sensory Evaluation of Small Devices

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handheld wearables   The ASTM Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation of Materials and Products has decided to begin developing a new standard for the sensory evaluation of small devices. This guideline is developed by the Subcommittee E18.07 on Personal Care and Household Evaluation and it is intended to be limited to products that are handheld and wearable devices.

   There is a lack of published guidance focused on small hand-held and worn devices and how to best evaluate sensory and psychometric properties and performance by consumers or trained assessors. There has been a large increase in the use of wrist-born activity monitors. The proposed guideline will cover the evaluation of these type and many other types of consumer products that fit within the scope of being a hand-held or worn small device and will address sensory and psychometric attributes related to the evaluation process, and general sensory data gathering guidelines to conduct a sensory evaluation of a small device.

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