Odor Management Conference, Los Angeles 2017

We are pleased to announce our newest gold level sponsors Chromatotec, CAS (Consolidated Analytical Systems) and TRC.

An exciting trip has also been planned for all our attendees on November 10th. On this day you will spend the morning touring one of North America's largest Waste Water Treatment Plants and the afternoon visiting one of the world's most beautiful wineries. Stay tuned for full trip details. 

A reminder that you have only 4 weeks to submit abstracts for presentation at this year's Odour Conference. The deadline for abstract submission is April 15, 2017. Abstracts along with author bio should be emailed to .
Future Technologies

NASA Backs Start-up Developing 'Smart' Color-Changing Air Filters
Serionix has been working for years to make air filters for removing pet odours from indoor air but now they have a new and exciting backer, NASA. The space agency has awarded $750,000 to Serionix for developing a format of their proprietary adsorptive coating technology called ColorfilTM to be used in the newest spacesuits and Personal Life Support System (PLSS)! According to the company, ColorfilTM changes colors as it removes toxic chemicals and odors from air, while killing viruses, bacteria, and mold. Consumer products using the same NASA bound technology are scheduled to be released next month. Read More
Scentroid Today

Scentroid Becomes Official NASA Supplier
NASA has awarded Scentroid a contract to provide Stainless Steel sample bags for use in the next MARS mission. Following protocol established in the 1970s, NASA is required to store and sterilize all samples transported back to earth, only to be opened in a quarantined and sealed room in order to protect against extra-terrestrial bacteria.

 Scentroid's stainless steel bags are being tested in NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to be integrated along with an electron beam sterilization system for transportation of rock samples back to earth. We are very excited to help keep earth free of Martian bacteria.   Read more about SS Bags here
Metro Vancouver Implements the Most Sophisticated Odour Monitoring Network in the World!
Scentroid has been awarded a contract to install a network of Scentinal Compact Air Quality Stations Gas Chromatograph Analyzers, and live dispersion modeling software to provide real-time odour monitoring. The system employs Chromatotec's Medor line of sulfur compound isothermal GC analyzers capable of detecting H2S, DMS, MM, and 12 other compounds to sub ppb accuracy. 

The data is then fed to Scentroid's odour prediction algorithm which uses deep learning technology to map the sensor data to numerous SM100i field olfactometery readings to determine the odour concentration in OU/m3. Additional Scentinal SL50s are placed for direct emission measurements of high odorous sources such as aeration tanks, Inlet works, and sludge dewatering. The SL50s have the same built-in deep learning algorithm that will calculate the odour concentration of the gases being emitted. 

All data is sent to Scentroid's Total Odour Management System (TOM) which utilizes fuzzy logic algorithms to continuously update a live air dispersion model. Metro Vancouver can now not only detect changes to process emissions instantaneously but also verify complaints, predict odour episodes and even optimize process variables to achieve minimal odour impact.

For more information on Scentroid's Hybrid GC/CAQM solution email
Environmental Trends

Super sponge promises effective toxic clean-up of lakes and more
Mercury is very toxic and can cause long-term health damage, but removing it from water is challenging. To address this growing problem, University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Sciences (CFANS) Professor Abdennour Abbas and his lab team created a sponge that can absorb mercury from a polluted water source within seconds. Read More
Free Webinar

Continuous Air Quality and Odour Monitoring Technologies
There has been many recent advancement in air quality and odour monitoring technologies; drones, compact AQ stations, and optical analyzers have expanded the possibilities of sensing capabilities. This webinar will review some of the existing technologies and will focus the use of new and upcoming technologies for mobile and stationary AQ and Odour monitoring. Some of the technologies covered will be compact monitoring stations for odour, LIDAR for dust, Nanotubes for odour, and drones for ambient monitoring.

Date: March 29th 2017
Speaker: Dr. Ardevan Bakhtari

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