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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mystery Odors at Home - a Nuisance or Health Concern?

    Virtually everyone has at one time or another come home to discover an unpleasant odor. Often times this is due to something simple, such as garbage that needs to be taken out or wet laundry forgotten in the washing machine. Common sources of unpleasant odors in the home can however be quite diverse. A rarely used bathroom may allow sewer gases to enter a home if the water in the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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.

  • Nuisance Odor Results in $2.3 Million in Damages

    Last month, The State published a news story about a federal jury awarding six residents of Bishopville, South Carolina with a $2.3 million verdict. The residents had complained and filed a lawsuit against a landfill owner for nuisance odors that they claimed made their life miserable. The multimillion dollar verdict followed two weeks of testimony and several days of jury deliberations. The ...


    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 monoxide. Tests did ...


    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.

  • ASTM D4614 - 11 standard specification for ethyl acetate (All Grades)

    This specification covers the various grades of ethyl acetate suitable for use as solvents in paint and related coatings. These grades shall be subjected to the following tests: purity test, alcohol content test, apparent specific gravity test, distillation range test, acidity test, water test, color test, nonvolatile matter test, and odor test. ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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

  • Askové presents mobile testinstallation for odor and emission removal

    Askove builts mobile testinstallation for odor and emission removal (Air Pollution Control Lab) Askove Kunststof Industrie en Milieutechniek, situated in Veghel, has built its Air Pollution Control Lab. a mobile test installation for odor and emission removal. With this test installation Askove can perform a test on location at a client concerning the actual smell and emissions released from ...


    By Askove

  • UL Launches Premier Product Emissions Test Lab in Germany

    Global product testing and certification leader UL (Underwriters Laboratories) announced today the launch of a new product emissions testing laboratory in Cologne-Muelheim, Germany. The lab represents an expansion of UL Environment's capabilities and connects product manufacturers in Europe to UL Environment's GREENGUARD Certification, and can qualify products for use in LEED® (Leadership ...


    By UL LLC

  • Sensenet: the new brand of Odournet for sensory analysis of products

    Odournet Group presents Sensenet, a new brand developed for the sensory evaluation of clients products. This new brand will be focused on sensory analysis and consumer testing, while Odournet will continue focusing on the environmental odour consultancy. Sensenet uses sensory techniques in combination with advanced molecular odour evaluation, unravelling the molecular structure of smell to ...


    By Olores.org

  • Wildfires and Insured Property Damage Claims

    A prolonged drought in large portions of the Western United States has made for explosive wildfire conditions in many states. California has already been especially hard hit, but even states such as Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico have already experienced an active wildfire season. Flames from wildfires destroy many homes and businesses each year. These structures are often ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EMSL Analytical Launches MysteryOdor.com

    This month, a new online resource for the people dealing with mystery and nuisance odors became available. EMSL Analytical, Inc., one the North America’s largest air quality testing laboratories, is pleased to announce the launch of MysteryOdor.com. Mystery odors in an indoor environment can cause everything from a nuisance to health concerns for building occupants. These same odors can ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Safety testing drinking water

    Apparently a glass of water can help you perform better in exams, giving some students a boost of a grade when consumed in the exam hall. Unless the answers were floating inside the glasses and bottles in the form of ice cubes, it was probably because brain cells can process and transfer information better when well hydrated. But what about when water makes you ill? E-coli and other nasties can ...


    By Specac Limited

  • 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 rotten ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Antibacterial Activity on Textiles

    Antimicrobial agents are commonly used to control bacterial growth and unwanted odor on textiles. A proposed new ASTM International standard will aid test laboratories, manufacturers and retailers in understanding which of an array of available standards for antimicrobial treated textiles is best for a given situation. WK31901, Test Methods and Practices for Evaluating Antibacterial Activity on ...


    By ASTM International

  • Tyneside firm ordered to pay £14,400 over odour emissions

    A Tyneside business has been ordered to pay more than £14,400 after it allowed excessive odours to escape from a waste facility. Impetus Waste Management Ltd, which operates a waste transfer warehouse at Davy Bank, Wallsend, admitted two charges before North Tyneside Magistrates' yesterday (18 September). The company was fined £9,990 and ordered to pay £4,311.33 costs, with a ...

  • Is it Mold or Sewer Gas Causing Problematic Odors?

    Two common sources of unpleasant odors in buildings include off-gassing from mold and improperly vented sewer gases. Both problems can be rectified, but only after the source is identified. Mold in indoor environments can create odors that can be confused for sewer gas. Fungi can emit a musty, or earthy smell, in properties with elevated microbial growth. If odors from mold are found in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Hurricane Irene Leaves Properties with Unpleasant and Potentially Harmful Odors

    A new tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico has already caused Louisiana’s governor to declare a state of emergency. Tropical storm warnings have also been issued in Texas and Mississippi as the slow moving storm threatens to dump as much as 20 inches of rain in some Gulf Coast regions. This new storm comes just one week after Hurricane Irene caused massive destruction from North ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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