Next Article in Journal
Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensor Based on Polymer Photonic Crystal Fibers with Metal Nanolayers
Next Article in Special Issue
Fast Classification of Meat Spoilage Markers Using Nanostructured ZnO Thin Films and Unsupervised Feature Learning
Previous Article in Journal
Quasi-Real Time Estimation of Angular Kinematics Using Single-Axis Accelerometers
Previous Article in Special Issue
Acetic Acid Detection Threshold in Synthetic Wine Samples of a Portable Electronic Nose
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Sensors 2013, 13(1), 938-955; doi:10.3390/s130100938

Odor Sampling: Techniques and Strategies for the Estimation of Odor Emission Rates from Different Source Types

Politecnico di Milano, Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering "Giulio Natta", Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, Italy
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 13 December 2012 / Revised: 8 January 2013 / Accepted: 14 January 2013 / Published: 15 January 2013
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [322 KB, uploaded 21 June 2014]   |  

Abstract

Sampling is one of the main issues pertaining to odor characterization and measurement. The aim of sampling is to obtain representative information on the typical characteristics of an odor source by means of the collection of a suitable volume fraction of the effluent. The most important information about an emission source for odor impact assessment is the so-called Odor Emission Rate (OER), which represents the quantity of odor emitted per unit of time, and is expressed in odor units per second (ou∙s−1). This paper reviews the different odor sampling strategies adopted depending on source type. The review includes an overview of odor sampling regulations and a detailed discussion of the equipment to be used as well as the mathematical considerations to be applied to obtain the OER in relation to the sampled source typology.
Keywords: odor emission rate; odor concentration; point sources; surface sources; wind tunnel odor emission rate; odor concentration; point sources; surface sources; wind tunnel
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Capelli, L.; Sironi, S.; Del Rosso, R. Odor Sampling: Techniques and Strategies for the Estimation of Odor Emission Rates from Different Source Types. Sensors 2013, 13, 938-955.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Sensors EISSN 1424-8220 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top