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Abstract

An important aspect of the treatment of sludges and slurries is the emission of odour. International cooperation in odour control and odour measurement is only possible if the results are comparable. For this reason, Working Party I of the COST Project 681 established a subgroup to study the international development of odour measurement techniques. The inventory made by this subgroup resulted in a proposal for a workshop on olfactometric measurement in order (1) to exchange experiences with different olfactometers, and (2) to consider the possibilities of more harmonized measurement. As odour measurement is not a goal in itself but a step on the way to odour control, it was decided to combine this workshop with a workshop of the FAO Subnetwork 2 devoted to reduction of odour in animal farming. Although odour control and odour measurement were mainly discussed in parallel sessions, the combination of these two workshops contributed to the success of the meeting. The results of the sessions on odour control are summarized by the organiser of the joint workshop, V.C. Nielsen. The sessions on odour measurement were followed by a meeting of a small group of experts in the Rosewarne House. During this meeting there was agreement on a number of conditions to be met to make the results of olfactometric measurement more consistent and more comparable. These "Recommendations on olfactometric measurement" are a useful result of the sessions on odour measurement.

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Authors: NIELSEN V C MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD, READING (UK) VOORBURG J A RIJKS AGRARISCHE AFVALWATER DIENST, ARNHEM (THE NETHERLANDS) L'HERMITE P CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM) , MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD, READING (UK);RIJKS AGRARISCHE AFVALWATER DIENST, ARNHEM (THE NETHERLANDS);CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK: 391 P., 1986, ISBN 1-85166-010-0 WRITE TO ELSEVIER APPLIED SCIENCE PUBLISHERS LTD., CROWN HOUSE, LINTON ROAD, BARKING, ESSEX IG11 8JU (UK) PRICE: UKL 40, (EUR 10358 EN).
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