Services

Our main services are:

  • Environmental monitoring (consulting on odor emissions)

  • Olfactometry tests (UNI EN 13725:2004) 

  • Sale and assistance of our technical equipment

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

The environmental monitoring service aims to manage issues related to odor emissions caused by industries and other realities on the territory.

If there are disputes raised up by citizens, it is essential to determine the origin and responsibilities of odors objectively; moreover it is desirable to monitor air quality 24 hours a day, in order to understand the real impact on the area.

The investigation is carried on by our electronic nose, which reads the imprint of odors (like a fingerprint) and creates the reference archive, which is primary to recognize odors on the territory during a continuous monitoring.
Other applications are addressed to check air quality after treatments in plants.


Procedure

The measurement procedure and the evaluation of the nuisance involves the following steps :

  • Sampling punctual emissions (likely sources of odor) and storing their characteristics, creating the fingerprints archive;

  • Calculation of odor intensity trough Olfactometry tests (UNI EN 13725:2004);

  • Performing continuous monitoring with the e-nose at sensitive receptors in the area, detecting dispersions and define their origin.


Briefly, the e-nose application has the following main objectives:


  • Identify smelling features of each emission;

  • Check the presence of dispersions on field and their origin objectively

  • Evaluate dispersions intensity compared with odorless air.

  • Evaluate persistence 

  • Evaluate treatement systems efficiency (eg. scrubbers and biofilters) and send alarms in case of the exceeding of thresholds.

 

Applications

  • Landfills

  • Waste treatment plants

  • Composting plants

  • Civil / industrial sewage treatment plants 

  • Chemical - petrochemical plants, foundries

  • Many other sources (stables, pigsties etc.).


People involved:


  • Citizens who are bothered by odors, and want to find out the source of emissions.

  • Local Authorities and Agencies (eg. ARPA), which have received complaints about odors and want to thoroughly investigate the problem in order to solve it.

  • Companies that want to control emissions generated from their production departments to ensure a consistent operation of plants and prevent complaints.