P2.9.11 Monitoring of Obnoxious Odorants Generated from Pulp and Paper Industry using Electronic Nose
- 14th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors - IMCS 2012
2012-05-20 - 2012-05-23
- P2.9 Technology and Application
- S. Deshmukh, R. Pandey - National Environmental Engineering and Research Institute (India), A. Jana, N. Bhattacharyya - Center for Development of Advance Computing (India), R. Bandyopadhyay - Department of Instrumentation and Electronics Engineering, Jadavpur University (India)
- 1727 - 1730
The Odorous emissions generated from pulp and paper industry has been the cause of nuisance since the inception of the industry. Reduced Sulphur Compounds generated from these mills have several health implications and the ever increasing population accompanied by other socio-economic factors leading to the development of habitant in the proximity of these mills is making it mandatory to monitor the emissions generated. Present day available analytical techniques do not depict clear picture of odor perceived, is time consuming and expensive. The objective of the study was to develop an electronic nose for monitoring major reduced sulphurous compounds emitted during pulping process from paper mills. The gas samples collected from industry were tested with the enose and an odor index was generated corresponding to varying concentration of compounds.