Less odour from volatile organic carbon emissions through better organic waste collection

The emission of odour from organic waste collection systems is a nuisance to the user.

The present project aims at facilitating detection of gaseous emissions by measuring volatile organic carbons (VOCs) with a novel PTR-MS gas measurement device, and to improve the odour situation by implementing an innovative waste collection method.

Preliminary findings
VOC emissions may be related to the prevalent microorganisms

S Waldhuber, T Mikovini, A Hansel, T Märk, G Innerebner, H Insam (abstract submitted) Microbially mediated volatile organic carbon emissions during organic waste collection.

Institute of Ion Physics

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