Saturday, December 10, 2022

Sifting smell distortion data

Sudden smell and taste loss has become a well-known symptom of COVID-19. However, some people have also woken up to discover that their usual beloved coffee odour has been distorted and now smells like garbage or rotting meat, a condition known as parosmia.
Sewage sludge drying is one of the most complicated processes from an odour control point of view.

Polish coup for odour abatement system

AN odour abatement system blending old and new technologies has proven its effectiveness in a Polish wastewater treatment application, a coup for the two...

Landfill fine after ‘offensive’ smells

A landfill site operator has been fined £10,500 for failing to stop offensive odours being detected off site on 17 separate occasions and prompting...

An open field?

What exactly causes the characteristic "skunky" odour emitted by cannabis production facilities, and what do these emissions mean for air quality professionals and the general public? A recent study attempts such an appraisal.

Novel chemical dosing appears to remove stink from anaerobic digestion

Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently announced a solution which they suggest dramatically reduces the odours produced from subjecting wastewater to anaerobic digestion.

Interest remains high in odour reduction method for post-consumer plastic recycling

Last year Austrian plastic packaging and recycling specialist Starlinger introduced its technology for odour reduction in post-consumer plastic recycling, and since then it has...
The traditional aerated system

A load of pig manure?

Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have created a novel system for treating the wastewater from pig farming, traditionally an intensely odiferous undertaking.

Pong preferences puzzle piece

What smells we like or dislike is primarily determined by the structure of the particular odour molecule. A collaborative study seems to show that people share odour preferences regardless of cultural background.

Why use Venturi ejectors for tank aeration?

Venturi aeration is said to provide a relatively simple aeration option in systems requiring additional power and regular maintenance.
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Poultry pong given the bird

SMELLS coming from a poultry unit made nearby residents feel sick and depressed. The property’s occupier was also left a bit under the weather after...

Why use biological products?

Dr Chris Charles, Wastewater and Water Treatment specialist at Genesis Biosciences – the first company to develop and manufacture its own microbial and antimicrobial cleaning products – discusses the benefits of using biological products as an alternative solution to tackle odour issues in the wastewater and water treatment industry
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Stench symposium

The online conference "Practical Experiences of Odour Management" will be hosted by environmental consultancy Aqua Enviro on 15 June.
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On the nose: odour management begins with monitoring

By Duncan Carter, Sales Engineer at Enviro Technology Services When a gas leak at a chemical plant in Rouen, France caused mercaptan to waft...
Air Spectrum Environmental Ltd is now providing a complete range of olfactometry products after agreeing an exclusive deal with one of the world’s top manufacturers of odour sampling and analysis equipment.

The full Spectrum – Exclusive deal for Midlands expert

Air Spectrum Environmental Ltd is now providing a complete range of olfactometry products after agreeing an exclusive deal with one of the world’s top...
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Using probiotics to tackle odour

Katie Edwards, R&D scientist at Genesis Biosciences, explores the causes of malodour in the workplace and offers her thoughts on biological odour neutralisers

A belt and braces approach to H2S

Gas monitoring expert a1-cbiss offers a few thoughts on hydrogen sulphide emissions: The problems they present, how best to monitor them, and how such...

Emissions analyser helps manage power station

A multiparameter emissions monitor at Thetford power station is being used to demonstrate to the Environment Agency that the plant is performing within the...
Panasonic nanoe™ X ionisation system in supermarket

Sponsored content: Ionization system protects against SARS-CoV-2

In April, Panasonic opened its doors to the media to share information and intelligence on the development of its electrostatic ionization technology, nanoe™ X, which the firm says is helping to improve protection and inhibit the growth of certain viruses – including SARS CoV-2.

Microbiologists set sights on landfill bacteria

Scientists at the TSU Biological Institute have launched a research project aimed at better understanding the bacteria behind waste decomposition
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Pong appeasing potato processing

Following an installation two years ago of Landia Chopper Pumps and a Landia Aeration System, wasterwater management firm MSE Systems is set to install a further three units for one of the UK’s leading suppliers of potatoes.