Previous experience shows that time necessary for the laboratory’s experts to arrive to the object and carry out odour measurements can take up to several days. Therefore when continuous odour pollution assessment is needed, the solution might be use of electro-chemical, metal oxides and photo-ionisation detectors or “electronic noses”. By using “electronic noses” it is possible to carry out continuous indicative measurements of odour concentrations. Measurement results are collected and provide possibility to compare measured odour concentrations with target value set in the legislation.
For continuous indicative odour concentration measurements we use odour and VOC monitoring device RQ Box, manufactured by French company Alpha MOS and monitoring devices WT1 and WT2 manufactured by French company RubiX S&I.
Our laboratory is the only laboratory in Baltic States which is accredited to carry out odour concentration measurements in environment, using electronic noses.
The laboratory performs calibration of the monitoring stations using odour measuring method included in the standard LVS EN 13725:2004 “Air quality - Determination of the odour concentration by dynamic olfactometry”, ensuring high level of credibility.
Oskars Beikulis, Project Manager