SENSORY MEASUREMENT OF AMBIENT TRAFFIC ODORS

LABORATORY DETERMINATIONS OF AMBIENT TRAFFIC ODORS WERE CONDUCTED IN THE STREETS OF STOCKHOLM. THE MEASUREMENTS WERE MADE WITH A SENSORY METHOD BASED ON SIGNAL DETECTION THEORY. THE OCCURRENCE OF ODORS WAS EXPRESSED BY AN INDEX OF DETECTABILITY WHICH WAS COMPARED TO THE AMBIENT CARBON MONOXIDE CONCENTRATION AND THE RHYTHM OF THE TRAFFIC. THE RESULTS SHOWED THAT THE DETECTION TECHNIQUE EMPLOYED COULD WELL BE ADJUSTED TO FIELD CONDITIONS BY USE OF A MOBILE ODOR LABORATORY. ALSO, THE ODOR INDEX WAS CORRELATED WITH OTHER PARAMETERS IN THE TRAFFICKED ENVIRONMENT IN THE EXPECTED WAY. /DOT/

  • Authors:
    • LINDVALL, T
  • Publication Date: 1973-8

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  • Accession Number: 00240269
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 24 1973 12:00AM