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See detailComparison low cost chemical sensors analytical instruments for odour monitoring in a municipal waste plant
Romain, Anne-Claude ULg; Molitor, Noémie ULg; Adam, Gilles et al

in Chemical Engineering Transactions (2016), 54

The gas sensing performances of low cost commercial chemical sensors are compared to the ones of standardized chemical analysers. Real time measurements are performed on the field of three municipal solid ... [more ▼]

The gas sensing performances of low cost commercial chemical sensors are compared to the ones of standardized chemical analysers. Real time measurements are performed on the field of three municipal solid waste plants (MSW). Long-term campaigns of several months have been organised during the period 2010-2015. The sensors and the reference analysers have worked simultaneously. The selected sensors are commercial metal oxide semiconductor gas sensors (MOx, Figaro). The sensors-array devices are developed at the ULg laboratory (SAM). Analysers are certified and operated by the official Wallonia public scientific institute (ISSeP). In addition to odour, other target compounds are considered: methane, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, but also NMHC as limonene, pinene and BTEX The laboratory has a long experience in using chemical sensors for odour in-field measurements, especially for landfills and composting plants. The aim of this study is to evaluate the performances of chemo-resistors array for continuous monitoring of compounds typical of municipal wastes in comparison to reference analysers. It highlights weaknesses and strengths of the two kinds of devices. The obtained results are considered for odour event detection as well as for chemical compound quantification and are discussed to evaluate the efficiency of metal oxide sensors for a low cost gas emissions assessment. [less ▲]

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See detailX-ray CT study of the influence of liquid viscosity on fluid phase distribution in modular catalytic packings
Aferka, Saïd ULg; Viva, Aurora; Brunazzi, Elisabetta et al

in Chemical Engineering Transactions (2011), 24

In the frame of the present study, the influence of liquid viscosity on liquid holdup distribution in a packed column equipped with the modular catalytic packing Katapak-SP 11 is measured. Water and an ... [more ▼]

In the frame of the present study, the influence of liquid viscosity on liquid holdup distribution in a packed column equipped with the modular catalytic packing Katapak-SP 11 is measured. Water and an aqueous solution of glycerine, the viscosity of which equals 10 cP, are used as feed liquids. The estimation of liquid holdup is of great interest due to its strong influence on pressure drop, on solid wetting and on heat and mass transfer coefficients. The experimental technique used is high energy X-ray tomography, which is a unique technique to visualize the local liquid distribution inside the complex structure of packings and to quantify the liquid holdup at different scales. [less ▲]

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See detailRelevance of the resident diary method to map odour sources.
Nicolas, Jacques ULg; Cors, Marie; Delva, Julien et al

in Chemical Engineering Transactions (2010, September), 23

A methodology based on the social participation through the use of resident diaries was applied to evaluate the odour annoyance in the surroundings of an industrial park in Belgium during one year. The ... [more ▼]

A methodology based on the social participation through the use of resident diaries was applied to evaluate the odour annoyance in the surroundings of an industrial park in Belgium during one year. The studied area covers about 8 km2 and includes13 potential odour emitting facilities. A network of 44 residents was implied in the survey, from which 19 were particularly considered for a detailed analysis. The questionnaire aimed at providing twice-daily an odour strength rating on a 6-level scale together with an odour qualifier. The fact that the response rate corresponding to "no-odour" was high (79%) is particularly discussed. Some tests are proposed to check the plausibility of the responses, the consistency within clusters of residents and the individual performance of respondents to discriminate among odour ratings. The odour rose is presented as an attractive and visual tool, particularly suited in the case of multi-source areas, to map the different odour emissions, to point out the more worrying ones, some others creating less annoyance and possible new unpredicted ones. The resident diary method proves to be very interesting, especially in the case of an industrial area, provided that validation checks are performed to insure the data reliability. [less ▲]

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See detailOdour annoyance assessments around landfill sites:methods and results
Nicolas, Jacques ULg; Romain, Anne-Claude ULg; Delva, Julien ULg et al

in Chemical Engineering Transactions (2008, June), 15

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