The conference is under the Honorary Patronage of:

Gdańsk University of Technology

 

Wrocław University of Science and Technology

Environmental Odour Consulting in cooperation with the
Faculty of Chemistry at Gdansk University of Technology and
Faculty of Environmental Engineering at Wroclaw University of Technology invites you to the

First International Odour Conference (MKO 2016)

– Odour Nuisance, Odour Assessment, Measurement and Control.

As the organizers and internationally recognized odour experts with 25 years of experience in this field, we would like to invite you to attend the conference and participate in the discussion about odours, their nuisance, different approaches for their assessment and control. The conference will also cover the subject of the legal aspects of odours.

We hope that meeting with the international experts in this field, as well as university representatives, will bring productive effects for people struggling with this subject in everyday life. We also hope that the conference will increase the level of knowledge in this difficult but interesting field.

 

Who should attend the conference?

  • Governor sector, Ministry of the Environment representatives,
  • mayors, town representatives,
  • executives, managers and the operators of facilities such as waste water treatment plants, landfill sites, compost and recycling facilities, petroleum and refinery,
  • all representatives from the agriculture sectors,
  • business leaders and all representatives from the other industries, universities and polytechnics,
  • industry consultants.

This conference will be in Polish language. Any presentations in English will be translated into Polish.

 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

 

 Environmental Odour Consulting Corporation

 

Anna Bokowa, M.Sc.

M.SC. in Biology and Earth Science at the University of Gdansk, Poland and at the University of Toronto, Canada

 

CEO and founder of the Environmental Odour Consulting Corporation a firm specialized in odour assessment, odour testing and odour analysis using dynamic olfactometry.
Ms. Bokowa is an internationally recognized odour expert with over 25 years of experience in odour assessment and control, project planning, management of large scale projects for odour assessments, odour testing and evaluation, ambient odour monitoring, community odour surveys, dispersion modelling, project management, business management.
She is regularly called upon to serve as an expert witness in civil trials. She also trains professionals through workshops at international conferences. A key player in the development of emission standards for odourous contaminants within Canada.

She has written over 30 technical papers for international conferences. Additionally, she developed methods for community odour surveys and ambient odour assessment techniques for monitoring individual facilities and areas with multiple facilities. She has also developed two recognized methodologies for odour emissions from fugitive and area sources which are now widely used.

Throughout her years, she developed and modified the AW&MA EE-6 Guideline for odour sampling and measurement by dynamic dilution olfactometry. Part of her work includes reviewing papers and presentations submitted for various international odour conferences.

Ms. Bokowa was the Chair of the A&WMA EE-6 Odour Committee in the United States for standardization of odour measurements and analysis (2009-2013).
She is also a member and chair of various international conferences and organizations such as:

  • Air and Waste Management Association
  • EE-6 Odor Committee (Chair 2009-2013)
  • Water Environment Federation
  • International Water Association
  • American Society for Testing and Materials

In the year 2014 – 2015 she developed two documents for the Province of Alberta, Canada:

  • Inventory of Existing Odour Assessment – Tools and Practices
  • Development of an Odour Management Strategy / Framework in Relation to Oil Sands Development.

 

 

 

Faculty of Chemistry, Gdansk University of Technology

 

Professor Jacek Namieśnik

Studied chemistry at the Gdańsk University of Technology. In 1978, he obtained a PhD and since 1996 he has worked as a professor of analytical chemistry at the Gdansk University of Technology.
From 1996–2002 and 2005–2012, he was the Dean of Faculty of Chemistry at the Gdańsk University of Technology. Since 1995, he has been Head of the Analytical Chemistry Department.

Professor Namiesnik is a Chairman of the Committee of Analytical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2007-2015).
Member of State Commission on scientific degrees and titles (2007-present)

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Wrocław University of Science and Technology

Izabela Sówka, D. Sc., prof. PWr

She graduated from the Faculty of Environmental Engineering at Wroclaw University of Technology. In March 2012, she obtained a doctoral degree. She is currently employed as a professor at the Wroclaw University of Technology, where she is the Head of the accredited Olfactometric laboratory and Ecologistics and Environmental Risk Management Group at Environmental Engineering Department.

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International Committee Members:

 

Dr. Jacek Koziel

U.S.A.
Dr. Jacek Koziel, Associate Professor
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University, USA and U.S. Fulbright Scholar at the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life sciences…
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Michael McGinley, P.E.

U.S.A.
Michael McGinley, P.E.
Laboratory Director of St. Croix Sensory. Member of several industry organizations including AWMA, WEF, and ASTM.
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Carlos Diaz, Editor in Chief

SPAIN
Carlos Diaz, Editor in Chief
Editor in Chief of www.Olores.org. Member of IWA Odour Committee and WEF Air Quality & Odors Control Committee.
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Piotr Staniaszek, Ph.D.

CANADA
Piotr Staniaszek, Ph.D.
SNC-Lavalin Inc.
Air and Acoustics,
Prairies Region,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Jennifer Jayne Barclay

NEW ZEALAND
Jennifer Jayne Barclay
Advanced meteorological studies and atmospheric dispersion modeling on all types of steady-state, non-steady state, particle, Eulerian and prognostic models
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Prof. Waldemar Wardencki

Prof. Waldemar Wardencki
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Gdansk University of Technology
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Prof. Krystyna Pawlas

Prof. Krystyna Pawlas
Department of Hygiene at Wrocław Medical University as well as the Institute of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health in Sosnowiec
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 Prof. Zbigniew Dobrzański

Prof. Zbigniew Dobrzański
Vice-president of the scientific council of the National Research Institute on Animal Production in Cracow
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Prof. Roman Kołacz

Prof. Roman Kołacz
Department of Environmental Hygiene and Animal Welfare at the Faculty of Biology and Animal Science at Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences
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Prof. Jerzy Zwoździak

Prof. Jerzy Zwoździak
Institute of Environmental Protection Engineering at Wroclaw University of Technology
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Bożena Zabiegała, D. Sc., prof. PG

Bożena Zabiegała, D. Sc., prof. PG
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Gdansk University of Technology
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Jacek Gębicki, Ph.D.

Jacek Gębicki, Ph.D.
Faculty of Chemistry, Gdansk University of Technology
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Tomasz Dymerski, Ph.D.

Tomasz Dymerski, Ph.D.
Faculty of Chemistry, Gdansk University of Technology
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CONFERENCE PROGRAM:

Detailed Conference program can be downloaded here:  MKO2016-PROGRAM

MAIN SUBJECTS:

  • Legal aspects of odours, the European Union Directive on the Air Quality, world’s odour standards
  • The odour nuisance in Poland and around the world
  • Odour assessment methods
  • Dynamic olfactometry
  • Electronic noses
  • Analytical methods
  • Health risk and exposure to odours
  • Odour nuisance caused by the industrial or agriculture sector
  • Odour Control Techniques
  • Case studies

 

CONFERENCE DAY 1,  April 19, 2016

GRAND OPENING AND WELCOMING OF THE PARTICIPANTS

MORNING SESSION:

  • Legal Aspects of Odours
  • European Union Directive on Air Quality
  • Odour Standards

BREAK

AFTERNOON SESSION:

  • Odour Nuisance in Poland and around the world
  • Health aspects of odours
  • Chemical Analyses
  • Electronic noses

EVENING COCKTAIL RECEPTION FOR THE PARTICIPANTS 

 

CONFERENCE DAY 2,  April 20, 2016

MORNING SESSION:

  • Odour Control Techniques

BREAK

AFTERNOON SESSION

  • Odour versus Facilities Causing Nuisance
  • Case studies
 

WORKSHOPS

Please note: Workshops will be held at Gdansk University of Technology,

Main Building, room 300

11-12 Narutowicza Street, Gdańsk,

 

WORKSHOP A:    April, 18, 2016  (8 am – 12 noon)

Detailed program of this Workshop can be downloaded here:  Workshop-A-program

 

Methods for Odour Assessment.

Session presented by Environmental Odour Consulting

and The Chemical Faculty, Gdansk University of Technology

Subjects:

  • How to estimate an odour nuisance? – Methods: their pros and cons
  • Odour measurements at the sources: point, area, fugitive
  • Odour complaints procedures
  • Monitoring of odour episodes
  • Olfactometry
  • Chemical Analyses
  • Electronic noses

WORKSHOP B:   April 18, 2016  (1 pm – 5 pm)

Detailed program of this Workshop can be downloaded here: Workshop-B-program

 

Odour Control Techniques

Subjects:

  • Introduction to the composition of odour at municipal waste water facilities and various industrial applications.
  • Introduction to the generation of odours and gaseous phase emissions. Particular focus is given to unit processes and the identification of the potential for fugitive emissions.
  • Conventional Technologies (adsorption, chemical scrubbing, thermal oxidation)
  • Modern Technologies (ionization, hybrid systems, biological)
  • An in depth look at Biological Solutions, including bioscrubbers, biotrickling filters, and biofilters
  • Performance. Achievable performance with each technology. Performance verification.
  • Operation and Maintenance. An introduction to key operating considerations for the various technologies
  • Selection Criteria for odour control technology
  • Guidelines for a comprehensive approach to odours and emissions abatement

 

 

LOCATION AND DATES

DATE:  April 19 – 20, 2016 – Conference

CONFERENCE ROOM:

qubus

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Address: Chmielna 47, 80-748 Gdańsk
We have secured special hotel rates for the attendees of the Conference.
Please use the code “MKO2016” when booking your room.

WORKSHOP LOCATION:

DATE: April 18, 2016  – Workshops A – in the morning, Workshop B – in the afternoon

Gdańsk University of Technology

 

Address:

Gdańsk University of Technology,

Main Building, room 300 

11-12 Narutowicza Street, Gdańsk


 

 

 

 

OUR SPONSORS

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MEDIA COVERAGE

Olores

  • Ms. Anna Bokowa, quantified during her presentation the tricky issue of odour emission from fugitive sources. The approach taken by this brilliant researcher was novel and very interesting, as she presented an objective way to quantify fugitive emissions from the activity.–3RD International Conference on odour and VOC's, organized by IWA, Barcelona 2008

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