Determining the Importance of Proper Sampling when Assessing Odour for Complaint Purposes

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anna bokowa   This paper will introduce the importance of proper sampling when assessing odours. Generally, when complaints occur in a region, the first step is to investigate any given complaints. Some of the grievances may not be valid due to factors such as wind direction or other meteorological conditions.

   How does one determine which complaints are valid? How do you prove that the odour emanating from the “in question facility” is actually from that facility and not a neighbouring facility? How do you determine the “true” odour concentration at the complaint areas?

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7th Meeting to review the European Standard EN 13725

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en13725 meeting barcelona 26-27 Jan 2015

 en13725 meeting barcelona 26-27 Jan 2015

    The existing standard EN 13725, first published in 2003, requires revision. The 7th meeting of the group that deals with the revision of the EN 13725 just took place in the very nice city of Barcelona. The document is being written slowly, almost paragraph by paragraph, but very steady and thoroughly. With a frequency of 2-3 meetings per year, I think the document will be ready being optimistic around 2017, but this is a personal statement here.

   Taking into account that the first meeting took place in November 2012, I think that the rhythm is very steady although there are several key issues that are being left to the end due to the lack of information in some cases or in other cases due to a conflict between points of view.

 The initial 267 documents of information has grown to almost a hundred norms, a few hundreds of papers, notes, presentations and communications.However, it seems that it will be necessary to do quite a bit of research during the time-line of development of the Norm.

Scentroid presented the new wind tunnel SW60 for sampling odours in the NOSE2014

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windtunnelsw60 scentroid   Scentroid, a very active Canadian manufacturer has presented in the recent NOSE 2014 in Venice their new wind tunnel, the SW60. This very light weight wind tunnel for sampling odours is made of aluminium/composite panels and it has a coating inside of PTFE. In addition, the wind tunnel comes with an internal air supply and tubing with an internal rechargeable battery to do the surface sampling in passive sources easier.

   The wind tunnel is based on the lindvall design with a few new features to make it easier to use. The package includes the hood, pump, tubing and a battery integrated in a very small case. The hood is made with two walls, so that it prevents the inside part of the wind tunnel to be damaged by a bang against a wall for example.

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