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During the last days, smell’s annoyances have caused an increasing interest in Gijon’s citizenship in order to attain a better life quality regarding the air we breathe. Within this context, dynamic olfactometry has appeared as the most useful tool to identify and quantify these nuisances, allowing the definition of the most suitable technical solutions to soothe these type of affections.
SGS Tecnos S.A., international consultancy company, expert in olfactometry and air quality research, has been appointed to perform the olfactometry research to be taken in “EDAR La Reguerona”, Empresa Municipal de Aguas (EMA) de Gijón’s sewage waters treatment facilities. Also, and within these tasks, Gijón’s Council has hired SGS Tecnos S.A. consultancy services to perform an odour research for Gijón’s West area, specifically for La Calzada quarter and Polígono Industrial Tremañes.
For the last months, it has been detected in the area an increasing smell annoyance, having been experienced for several years and reported in Principado de Asturias’ media. Neighbour’s associations in the area have informed about their situation to Concejalía de Medio Ambiente that has seek the technical expertise of SGS Tecnos S.A. These researches aim to assess the current situation of the studied area in relation to odour contamination, monitoring the smell’s possible sources and modelling the emission’s dispersion in order to obtain an odour map that allows the assessment of the level of affection in the environment.
Additionally, an inmission sampling campaign will be performed to assure the model’s results as well as obtaining empirical data in the recipient’s nearby areas.