Evaluation of odors from wooden materials and reference substances using Dynamic Odor Bottle

Kengo Tatara, Hoon Kim, Shin Ichi Tanabe

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to develop a more simple and easy-to-use method that can evaluate odor from numerous building materials by panels. It leads our research group to develop the Dynamic Odor Bottle Method, which consists of ready-made 12 glass bottles, air compressor and diverging device. This method can evaluate 12 materials simultaneously and doesn't require complicated operation. This paper reports on the results of panel test on acetone, n-butanol, four reference odorants, and four kinds of wooden materials by altering their loading factors in five steps, 0.4L/h of air was supplied to the 1.8L glass bottles with Sniffing Port. The result showed that by using the newly suggested devices, S hedonics and acceptability could show clears correlation with odor concentration than the existing method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
Pages1667-1672
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: 2012 Jul 82012 Jul 12

Publication series

Name10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
Volume2

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane, QLD
Period12/7/812/7/12

Keywords

  • Odorc
  • Panel tests
  • Perceived air
  • Screening method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Tatara, K., Kim, H., & Tanabe, S. I. (2012). Evaluation of odors from wooden materials and reference substances using Dynamic Odor Bottle. In 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012 (pp. 1667-1672). (10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012; Vol. 2).