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NOVEMBER 15 - 18, 2021
The Westin Kierland
Scottsdale, AZ
E-Hygiene Advancements
Wednesday, November 17
11:00 am - 11:50 am

Development and Application of an E-sensor to Detect Malodors in AHP Products

Our sense of smell and odors are a powerful warning system in pleasant and in dangerous circumstances. How powerful and suitable is today’s and near-term technology in giving useful information about the odors from disposable absorbent hygiene products to care-givers and oneself? In this talk we share recent research into use of olfactometric technology for management of sanitation facilities and how they can provide a blueprint for developing powerful systems for baby and elderly care absorbent products. The suitability of electrochemical sensors and the comparison to human perception are discussed, as well as likely near-term novelties. We conclude with an approach and recommendations to develop useful, reliable and cost-effective olfactometric systems for absorbent hygiene products and how they can address a wide range of product quality and user-specific questions to care-givers. 


» Marc Deshusses, Ph.D.

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University