August 11, 2013

Odor plume calculation in 6 steps for realtime odor dispersion modeling

Odor plume visualization in real-time is the Holy Grail of odor monitoring. Accurate characterization of an odor plume depends on continuous odor monitoring and representative dispersion modeling. In 1 minute and 6 simple steps, we will explain how an odor plume calculation is made.
May 26, 2013
Trained community odor observer

Comparison of Electronic Noses and Odor Observer Committee

Installation of a network of electronic noses combined to atmospheric dispersion software at a Municipal Solid Waste management site made it possible to validate the capability […]
May 8, 2013
enose anoxic basin odor

White Paper: How Does an Electronic Nose Work?

Off-site odor episodes related to industrial or municipal activities can be generated by operational events or meteorological conditions from several sources. Traditionally, two techniques are used […]
February 21, 2013

Electronic Odor Sensor in Polar Bear Temperatures

A few weeks ago, Montreal experienced the longest cold wave of the past decade. The mercury dropped below -25C /-13F every day for a week. With […]
November 1, 2012

Odor categories: what determines how we can smell?

For many years neuroscientists have worked in order to determine the basic dimension of odors, or, in other words, to find out in which basic categories we can divide odors into and how we can smell. Sometimes it is helpful to look around a bit, as the world sometimes provides us with wonderful ideas. We can look at perfumers, which are specialists from the point of view how we perceive odors. They use four basic categories for odors. They divide fragrances into the categories “woody”, “fresh”, “oriental”, and “floral”.