Odor Monitoring Articles

  • Control of urine odor in different sanitation practices and its implication on water saving

    To avoid odor in sanitation systems, urine is usually diluted with water (flushed), which leads to high water consumption. The smell may remain in sanitation systems if the systems are not well managed, or if the urine is flushed with insufficient amounts of water. In this study, using the standard threshold odor number (TON) measurement as an indicator of urine odor, the effects of the pH and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • MSW Management: Safely Countering the Rise of Landfill Odors

    One of the core challenges of landfill and compost site management is fighting the rise of foul odors. In addition, as communities expand further out from previous areas, they eventually become neighbors to landfills – calling for a comprehensive odor-control approach to countering odor complaints. In fact, compared to other industrial applications such as wastewater treatment and asphalt ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Odour Control at Pesticide Facilities: Eliminating volatile compounds

    Chemical formulation plants are susceptible to emissions of unpleasant and malodorous volatile compounds, a fact which makes the implementation of efficient odour control measures essential. North-western Spain is home to one of the country's oldest industrial sites for the manufacture of phytosanitary products, with some facilities located relatively close to populated areas. Recently, the ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Comparison of different measurement methods of odour and odorants used in the odour impact assessment of wastewater treatment plants in Poland

    The aim of this study was to compare sensory and analytical methods used to measure odour and odorants concentrations for odour impact assessment on municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). A range of sources and odour or odorants concentrations were used to compare the methods. Four different odours and odorants measurement methods were compared: field olfactometry using Nasal Ranger® ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • HAV mis-measurement – to no standards whatsoever…

    Misunderstanding Hand Arm Vibration monitoring marketing material can put hands and safety policies at risk. Caveat emptor. We are regularly asked about new vibration measurement technology, particularly re the latest hand-held, glove or wrist mounted transducers that are presented as the latest assessment improvements. Whilst they may be useful tools, unfortunately some claims have been ...

  • Guide to Measuring Biofuel Blending

    As the global commitment to renewable energy sources grows, the importance of using biodiesel as a blending component with diesel fuel has increased. Biodiesel consists of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) which are produced by the transesterification of certain feedstock oils, such as soy, rapeseed, canola, and others. The ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Measuring Oil Chemistry: Nitration, Oxidation, and Sulfation

    An in-service lubricant encounters air, heat, pressure, corrosive agents, and other factors that cause chemical changes in the oil. A change in oil chemistry can affect the ability of the lubricant to do its job (for example if crucial additives have been depleted). Over time, these chemical reactions can result in build-up of ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Benefits of UV Transmittance (UVT) field testing for selling & servicing UV Disinfection Systems

    The Real UV254 ‘P’ series portable meters can be used to measure UV transmittance (UVT) in a number of situations, and are especially beneficial when working with small UV disinfection systems. The following cases outline two situations in which Real Tech’s portable meters are invaluable. Servicing Small UV Disinfection Systems An existing customer is ...


    By Real Tech Inc.

  • E-guide for Measuring TAN and TBN in Oil

    Monitoring TAN and TBN is an important test for measuring lubricant condition. There are several methods available ranging from expensive laboratory methods to quick field tests. In a laboratory setting, methods are chosen based on the highest accuracy and repeatability that can be achieved with a decent throughput. Out in the field, it is most important to get a trustworthy result quickly enough ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Field Performance Testing for Pipeline Pumps

    Significant energy savings can be achieved by optimizing pump operating efficiency. Measuring the exact pump performance with crude oil under realistic conditions in the field is the first step towards improving the pump efficiency in the future. About 20 billion barrels of crude oil were transported through pipelines in 2015. Around the world, there are over one million kilometers of ...


    By Sulzer

  • Four Methods to Measure TAN/TBN in Lubrication Oil

    TOTAL ACID NUMBER A high concentration of acidic compounds in a lubricant can lead to corrosion of machine parts and clogged oil filters due to the formation ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Performance evaluation of a low-cost odour trap installed in waterless urinals

    Waterless urinals save precious fresh water normally used for flushing and reduce odour levels in restrooms. However, existing models of waterless urinals available on the market are expensive and maintenance costs of the odour traps of these urinals are also quite high. Experiments conducted using a low cost membrane-based waterless-urinal odour prevention trap available in India revealed a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effects of the combination of aeration and biofilm technology on transformation of nitrogen in black-odor river

    Excess nitrogen in urban river networks leading to eutrophication has become one of the most urgent environmental problems. Combinations of different aeration and biofilm techniques was designed to remove nitrogen from rivers. In laboratory water tank simulation experiments, we assessed the removal efficiency of nitrogen in both the overlying water and sediments by using the combination of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Linking field‐based metabolomics and chemical analyses to prioritize contaminants of emerging concern in the Great Lakes basin

    The ability to focus on the most biologically relevant contaminants affecting aquatic ecosystems can be challenging because toxicity assessment programs have not kept pace with the growing number of contaminants requiring testing. Because it has proven effective in assessing biological impacts of potentially toxic contaminants, profiling of endogenous metabolites (metabolomics) may help screen ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • HydraProbe Field Portable Used to Validate the Soil Moisture Active Passive Satellite Data in Manitoba

    The calibration and validation of remotely sensed soil moisture products relies upon an accurate source of ground truth data. The primary method of providing this ground truth is to conduct intensive field campaigns with manual surface soil moisture sampling measurements, which utilize gravimetric sampling, soil moisture probes, or both, to estimate the volumetric soil water content. Soil ...

  • Microstickies agglomeration by electric field

    Microstickies deposits on both paper machine and paper products when it agglomerates under step change in ionic strength, pH, temperature and chemical additives. These stickies increase the down time of the paper mill and decrease the quality of paper. The key property of microstickies is its smaller size, which leads to low removal efficiency and difficulties in measurement. Thus the increase ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Measuring impact of traffic noise in apartment living room

    Problem An apartment on the ground floor of a two story house in the city lies close to a busy road. The living room in the apartment is facing the road, and the inhabitants are bothered by traffic noise, especially in the morning and the afternoon, when the traffic is the heaviest. Traffic noise could be clearly heard when standing in the living room. The facade facing the city ...


    By Norsonic AS

  • Being a Good Neighbor With Eco-Friendly Odor Management

    As a result of urban revitalization projects, as well as suburban sprawl and development, industrial and agricultural operations are now becoming surrounded by new residential and commercial neighbors. For industrial facilities that call these neighborhoods home, one of the biggest challenges is completely mitigating any odor that may occur. When it comes to fighting odors, being a good neighbor ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Chromatotec monitor air quality in Arcachon Bay through its own air quality station

    Chromatotec® made this summer the inauguration of its private monitoring station in Andernos-les-Bains. With a wealth of experience, thanks to which it already deployed massively its systems around the world, the group wanted to implement its own monitoring station to have complementary information to the actual air quality network. These data will allow the group to extend its ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Discharge Measurement in a Short Intake with a Converging Section – a Case Study

    In the context of a planned retrofit and upgrade of the hydropower plant Wettingen, operated by the Elektrizitätswerke Zürich, three intakes were equipped with acoustic transit time flow measuring devices. Since the flow meters are installed in a converging section, downstream of a pier, it became necessary to perform numerical flow simulations in order to weight the acoustic path ...


    By HydroVision GmbH

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