Odour lab

Witteveen+Bos possesses one of only three odour laboratories in the Netherlands. With over 35 years’ experience, we offer a wide range of services in sample collection, odour investigation and nuisance smells.

In our lab, odours (collected in the field) are placed before an odour panel to determine their concentration (ou/m3) and hedonic value. The collected odours originate from various industrial activities, such as waste processing, food production, beer brewing, composting, and chemical processes. The final goal of the odour analyses is to predict effects on the living environment. Presenting the odours to the panel is done through an olfactometer (a diluting device).

Witteveen+Bos’s odour lab is the only one in the Netherlands with doubled-up equipment, meaning our capacity and flexibility are very high. Also, our clients can rely on the organisation’s integrated, first-rate expertise.

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Witteveen+Bos medewerker Hannie Dierx

Hannie Dierx

PMC manager Environment and Health