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  • Chinese Drywall Odor Investigation and Testing

    Chinese drywall installed in new home construction in Florida and other Gulf states has been reported to emit a mixture of sulfur compounds resulting in foul odors and corrosion of copper wiring, coils, and piping. While the issues with Chinese drywall have only recently hit the national headlines, Eurofins Air Toxics Inc. has been working closely with investigators over the past year to identify ...


    By Eurofins Air Toxics Inc

  • UNIQAIR providing Odor Evaluation Service with PURDUE UNIVERSITY Odor Lab

    Special odor sampling procedure with nitrogen dilution has been developed by Uniqair and Purdue University Odor Lab for odor samples with high humidity from fishfeed and Petfood dryers. The nitrogen will preserve the odor and prevent condensation for more accurate odor concentration test results. Unlike VOC testing, the odor lab is utilizing human noses of screened panel members with odor sensing ...


    By Uniqair Technologies Ltd.

  • New Odor Sampling Procedure for high humidity air flow from food or feed dryers/coolers

    Special odor sampling procedure with nitrogen dilution has been developed by Uniqair and Purdue University Odor Lab for odor samples with high humidity from dryers and coolers. The nitrogen will preserve the odor and prevent condensation for more accurate odor concentration test results. Unlike VOC testing, the odor lab is utilizing human noses of screened panel members with odor sensing ...


    By Uniqair Technologies Ltd.

  • New Odor Sampling Procedure for high humidity air flow from food or feed dryers/coolers

    Special odour sampling procedure with nitrogen dilution has been developed by Uniqair and Purdue University Odor Lab for odour samples with high humidity from dryers and coolers. The nitrogen will preserve the odor and prevent condensation for more accurate odor concentration test results. Unlike VOC testing, the odour lab is utilizing human noses of screened panel members with odor sensing ...


    By Uniqair Technologies Ltd.

  • Mystery Odor Causes Evacuation of Major Florida Airport

    In May, more than 1,000 people were evacuated from Terminal 2 at the Fort Lauderdale airport.  The evacuation was caused after a strong odor was detected near the security checkpoint.  Three Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees and two travelers were overcome by the fumes and taken to a nearby hospital.  Part of the terminal remained evacuated for approximately 2 ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mystery Odor Sickens Seven People at Indianapolis Hospital

    Last month, USA Today published a report about seven adults becoming ill after exposure to an unknown substance at an Indianapolis hospital.� The event closed the hospital’s emergency room for several hours as the Indianapolis Fire Department responded to the scene. The event started when a mystery odor prompted a call to the fire department.� Emergency responders arrived to investigate a ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • A&WMA and WEF present odors and air pollutants conference

    The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF), in cooperation with the North Carolina Water Environment Association, will present “Odors and Air Pollutants 2010,” March 21-24, 2010, in Charlotte, NC. As communities grow in size and population, more municipal, industrial, and agricultural facilities are confronted with issues related to odors ...

  • Officials: Gasoline caused mystery odor in homes

    Gasoline-tainted groundwater caused the mysterious smell that led to a voluntary evacuation of more than 150 homes in suburban Philadelphia, authorities said Monday. The noxious odor primarily affected three townhouses in Skippack after contaminated water got into the sump pumps, officials said. Firefighters were flushing those pumps with fresh water and airing out the homes with fans on Monday ...


    By Associated Press

  • Mystery Odor Causes Medical Clinic to Temporarily Shut their Doors

    Last month, Pittsburgh’s CBS affiliate reported that a mystery odor caused a medical clinic to close their doors for several weeks.  The article reported that strong odors caused employees to become ill and complain of nausea, burning eyes, rashes and sore throats. The May incident was not the first at the clinic.  Employee complaints began in March, but odors were noticed last ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mystery Odor Sickens One and Leaves Health Officials Uncertain of the Cause

    Last month, a night time security guard became ill after being exposed to a mystery odor in Troy, New York.  The event happened at the Raddock Building and continued with foul odors the following day. Local firefighters and city and county officials investigated the mystery odor and it has been reported that it was first believed to be caused by issues related to carbon ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • GTI Retractable Covers Control Odors at Virginia Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Geomembrane Technologies Inc. (GTI) has partnered with a wastewater treatment plant in Virginia, USA, for an odor control improvement project. The plant provides wastewater treatment services to protect and enhance the environment of several neighboring cities and counties. The facility has been operating for over 50 years and treats approximately 20 million gallons per day. For the project, GTI ...

  • Mystery Odor Causes Several Hundred Emergency Calls in Southern California

    Earlier this week, Los Angeles’ KTLA reported that the Los Angeles Fire Department had received hundreds of phone calls regarding a disturbing mystery odor.  According to the report, “KTLA viewers reported the stench over a wide area -- from Fontana, Redlands and Hesperia to the north San Fernando Valley to Valencia.” The odor was described as smelling like a mixture of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Columbia Analytical develops protocol for testing corrosion and odor in Chinese drywall

    Columbia Analytical Services, Inc. announces it has established a reliable test protocol for identifying odor and corrosion problems in drywall. The tests identify problems with drywall, generally reported as “Chinese drywall,” that initially affected many homes in the southeastern United States. “Our team has developed three technically superior and legally-defensible analytical tests related to ...


  • A&WMA and WEF Call for Odors and Air Emissions Abstracts for 2008 Conference

    Pittsburgh, PA – The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA), in partnership with the Water Environment Federation (WEF), has issued a call for abstracts for the 2008 WEF/A&WMA Odors and Air Emissions specialty conference, to beheld April 6-9, 2008 in Phoenix, AZ. Submissions will be accepted until Friday, June 1, 2007. As communities grow in size and population, more municipal, ...

  • Super saver deadline approaches for odors and air emissions 2010

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will present Odors and Air Emissions 2010, March 21 – 24, 2010 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C. Held in cooperation with the North Carolina Water Environment Association, this bi-annual conference will focus on the effective management of odor and air emissions from ...

  • Building Sciences Expert Offers Mystery Odor Identification Advice

    Last month, residents of Eight Mile, Alabama met with their mayor and representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) and two companies with pipelines that run through the area.    The meeting was called after months of searching for the cause of a foul smell that has been making residents sick.  A chemical ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Minnesota Mold Testing Lab Holds Sampling Workshop

    EMSL will be holding a workshop in Minneapolis, Minnesota regarding Indoor Air Quality and Industrial Hygiene. The workshop will be held on August 15th, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Northstar Hotel located at 618 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN. 55402. Registration begins at 8:30AM with the workshop being held from 9:00AM to 5:00PM at a cost of $299 per person. The workshop will ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • U.S. EPA orders western environmental to stop noxious odors coming from its Mecca, Calif. facility

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered Western Environmental Inc. to take immediate steps to address potentially harmful emissions coming from its Mecca, Calif. waste handling facility. The facility is located on the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians Reservation. Western Environmental’s facility handles solid, semi-solid and liquid waste, including petroleum contaminated ...

  • Air sampling not the best method for testing defective Chinese drywall

    EMSL Analytical offers testing solutions for imported drywall.With numerous media reports of imported Chinese drywall causing unpleasant odors and damage to building materials EMSL Analytical has been busy testing samples from across the country. The problem appears to be related to the presence of iron disulfide (FeS2 pyrite). Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbonyl sulfide, sulfur dioxide (SO2), and ...


  • Retractable Odor Control Covers Improve Access to Wastewater Tanks at San Francisco Bay Sanitation Plant

    The Vallejo Sanitation & Flood Control District is an independent special district created by the State of California to collect and treat wastewater, and to protect the Vallejo community from flooding. Since 1952, the District has protected public health and the San Francisco Bay by collecting and treating the wastewater generated by more than 115,000 residents of Vallejo and the surrounding ...

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