The New Olfactometric Laboratory according to the Standard NTC 5880 in Medellin, Colombia

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lab GSA olfactometric   The Colombian companies GSA and TQI have joined forces to create the first olfactometric laboratory in Colombia not linked to a public sector. This lab is in the process of accreditation for the ISO/IEC 17025:05 according to the Colombian Norm NTC 5880, Air Quality. Determination of Odour Concentration by Dynamic Olfactometry.

   The olfactometer used by GSA/TQI is the recent Scentroid SC300 and will allow to the industries in Colombia with a way to comply with the Resolution 1541 of 2013 approved by the Colombian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development.

The Resolution 1541 establishes the admissible levels for air quality and the procedure for activities potentially producers of odour complaints.

   The offensive odour issues has been constantly increasing in Colombia. The main source of activities have been related to the agricultural and service sectors. The Colombian legislation has recognized the offensive odours as a contaminant since 1979.

   For more information about the regulations in Colombia, we recommend this article written by a representative of the Ministry of Environment of Colombia.



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