Izabela Sówka, Agnieszka Grzelka
Numerous methods are employed all over the world in order to assess the odour air quality, including, among others, analytical chemistry, sensory, olfactometric and sensory-instrumental methods. Basic procedures for collecting of gas samples from point and area sources, and the determination of odour concentration by dynamic olfactometry are described in the PN-EN 13725 standard: 'Air Quality. Determination of odour concentration by dynamic olfactometry’. The main purpose of the standard is to ensure the consistency of the assessment of odour emissions in the European Union. In the case when other methods (field inspections, modelling) are used and in the case of odour standards in European countries, own solutions are applied. In Poland, there is still a lack of legislation in this area. The work comprises an overview of the measurement methods used in the evaluation of the odour air quality with examples of test results, among others, for measurement and modeling of odour concentration, and field inspections for the five selected waste facilities. The possibility of applying the selected methods in olfactory impact assessments of the waste facilities in Poland is presented.
Uciążliwość zapachowa, olfaktometria dynamiczna, modelowanie, badania terenowe
Application of National and European Solutions in the Assessment of Odour Air Quality in the Vicinity of Waste Facilities
Odour nuisance, dynamic olfactometry, modelling, field inspections
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