Influence of intermittent exposure of odor on odor intensity and olfactory adaptation

Hiromi Yamada, Shinichi Tanabe, Motoya Hayashi

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    Abstract

    The issue of odor control has become increasingly important for residents living in airtight homes. Olfactory adaptation has been studied in recent years, but it is necessary to consider the ability to recover the sense of smell after breathing clean air. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of intermittent odor exposure on odor intensity and olfactory adaptation. Participants were exposed to three odor conditions: clean air, constant exposure to Hinoki Cypress, and intermittent exposure to Hinoki Cypress. In the case of constant odor exposure, olfactory adaptation was indicated immediately, and in the case of intermittent exposure, the participants' sense of smell recovered after breathing clean air for only 2 min. For the calculated results of the model estimate, the estimate was obtained when the odor intensity was modeled in the primary stage (for 5 min). However, the calculated values under odorless conditions were lower than the experimentally obtained values.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHealthy Buildings Europe 2017
    PublisherInternational Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
    ISBN (Print)9788379472604
    Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
    EventHealthy Buildings Europe 2017, HB 2017 - Lublin, Poland
    Duration: 2017 Jul 22017 Jul 5

    Other

    OtherHealthy Buildings Europe 2017, HB 2017
    CountryPoland
    CityLublin
    Period17/7/217/7/5

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    Keywords

    • Hinoki Cypress
    • Intermittent exposure
    • Odor intensity
    • Olfactory adaptation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Yamada, H., Tanabe, S., & Hayashi, M. (2017). Influence of intermittent exposure of odor on odor intensity and olfactory adaptation. In Healthy Buildings Europe 2017 International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate.