OdorPrep at Geo & Geo
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Sources of unpleasant odours are often of great concern for the authorities, due to the pressure from the public, irrespective if there is, or is not, a potential health impact.
Industrial facilities and agricultural areas are often surrounded by human settlements. Accidental and, or, systematic losses of unpleasant smelling substances from industrial and agricultural facilities have to be clearly documented and recorded. There is a clear need for an automatic device that is able to take investigative samples, when such a problems arise. Lab Service Analytica srl (Italy) has been awarded and funded, of about one million Euro, within the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, to further develop proprietary OdorPrep© technology, a real-time unattended air sampling and monitoring system. Lab Service Analytica srl, has 30 years of experience in “Life Chemistry”, “Separation Sciences” and environmental monitoring.
This innovative system is composed of an air sampling device activated by a network of human sensors communicating via a web platform. The network has to be representative of the population surrounding the target area under monitoring. Once the nuisance odor is perceived by the network, OdorPrep© is activated and starts to collect air samples for standard olfactometric analysis. Additional sampling accessories can be added to enable chemical investigation integrated with sensory instruments.
In conclusion, OdorPrep© has the unique characteristic to capture air in real time without delays, immediately at the time of perception of the nuisance odour. At the beginning of 2018, Lab Service Analytica will start a large-scale validation of OdorPrep© placed in industrially relevant areas:
EXPRESSIONS of interest to collaborate in testing from Universities, Research Institutes, Companies and other interested collaborators are welcomed.