‘The triangle odor bag method’, which has been adopted for the offensive odor control law in Japan, and the dynamic olfactometry defined by EN 13725 have been compared. The odor concentration measured by the triangle odor bag method tends to be higher than that of the dynamic olfactometry in the forced choice mode, while well agreed in the Yes/No mode olfactometry when the panel is the same. The difference can be minimized by applying the panel selection criterion of EN13725 to the triangle odor bag method. The European panel selection test is useful to negate the difference in the measurement equipments although the criteria seem to be strict considering the individual threshold data of n-butanol.
Difference in the odor concentrations measured by the triangle odor bag method and dynamic olfactometry
H. Ueno, S. Amano, B. Merecka, J. Kośmider; Difference in the odor concentrations measured by the triangle odor bag method and dynamic olfactometry. Water Sci Technol 1 April 2009; 59 (7): 1339–1342. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2009.112
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