New meeting of WG41 dealing with IOMSs

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WG41 virtual meeting april2020The 16th meeting of the Working Group (WG) 41 of the European Standardization Committee took place at the end of April A couple of intensive days with online meetings due to the Covid-19 measures taken by most European countries at that stage. A nice session of statistics and mathematics took place during those days, with the Chebyshev's inequality and the Bland–Altman plot as stars of these sessions. 

16 experts from Belgium, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and UK got together to bring ideas to the important issue of dealing with the mathematics involved in comparing the results of olfactometric samples with those of an IOMS. A calculation of a correlation coefficient has several limitations and that is why more advanced approaches were discussed during these two days of intensive work.

Monitoring of air quality with smart sensors in the ports of the Balearic Islands

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   P48I3 The ESPO Environmental Report 2018 (European Sea Ports Organization) continues to classify air quality as the main priority in the environmental management of European ports, a position that it has maintained since 2013.

   Aware of this, the APB has been working intensely since the year 2016 to know the level of air quality of its ports, as well as the possible relationship with the port activity that takes place in them, in alignment with the Environmental Policy of the APB.

   A. Torres1, R. Cerdá1, J. Martín2, M. Escribano3

1 Labaqua S.A. Alicante (Spain)

2 Autoridad Portuaria de Baleares (APB) Palma (Spain)

3 Kunak Technologies. Pamplona (Spain)


Measurement of odorous compounds with a device based on SPRi Technology

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P11Ip   A device developed by Aryballe Technologies (Grenoble – France) and based on Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) imaging was used to measure odorous compounds. One advantages of such a device is to propose a large number of receptors inside the measurement cell.

   This aspect allows a distinction capability that cannot be obtained with classical instruments. Presented results show a strong capacity of distinction of compounds even isomers and a detection limit dependent on the family of compounds and the size of the molecule.

J. M. Guillot, B. Memil

IMT Mines Ales, Environmental Engineering Laboratory, Universitu of Montpellier, Alès cedex, France


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