What’s new in Odour

Facilitator: Geordie Galvin – Odour SIG Chair

Time: 5 pm – 6 pm AEST – 25 June 2020
Time: 9 am– 10 am AEST  – 26 June 2020

The Odour SIG presents two speakers on What’s  New in the odour field.  This AIR TALK is split into two parts to accommodate timezones for Europe and North America.

Part 1, 25th June, 5 pm to 6 pm, will feature Ton van Harreveld, Founder of Odournet in the Netherlands.  Ton will provide an update on European Standard EN13725 and its progress towards revision.  EN13725 “Air quality-determination of odour concentration by dynamic olfactometry” was first published in 2003, with this revision including more detail on sampling and updates to olfactometry measurement.  You may remember Ton from the CASANZ 2007 Conference.  He is an engaging and knowledgeable speaker, not to be missed.

Part 2 will be held on 26th June, 9 am to 10 am.  In this second part the focus will shift to North America, where Mike McGinley will detail his perspective on field odour surveys and development of olfactometry standards.  Mike is Laboratory Director at St Croix Sensory and an ASTM Sensory Evaluation Committee Task Group Leader.  Mike was also awarded the ASTM E18 Award of Merit in October 2019.

PART 1    5 – 6 PM AEST – 25 JUNE

No.Presentation TitleSpeaker
1Progress of EN13725 revision, the standard used to determine odour concentration and odour treatment efficiencyTon van Harreveld Founder, Odournet, Netherlands

PART 2    9 – 10 AM AEST – 26 JUNE

No.Presentation TitleSpeaker
2North American perspective on What’s New in the field of odour analysis and field surveysMichael McGinley P.E. Laboratory Director, St Croix Sensory, USA

Ton is an innovative environmental scientist and applied entrepreneur, who created 70+ jobs in an emerging field of environmental odour assessment and management.

Ton’s goal is to ensure that our micromultinational, Odournet, delivering sensory expertise since 1980, remains viable, independent and fun to work in, while gradually reducing his personal involvement and building a strong team with a solid financial basis.

Expand the focus of the firm centered on two key activities: a. environmental annoyance (noise, odour) and b. sensory evaluation and sensory marketing (air, food, drink, consumer products).

P.E. Laborary Director, St Croix Sensory, USA

Mr. McGinley is the Laboratory Director of St. Croix Sensory. He has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota and a Masters degree in Environmental Health Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.

Mike is a member of several industry organizations including AWMA, WEF, and ASTM. Mike’s work at St. Croix Sensory involves overseeing daily laboratory operations including environmental air and product odor evaluations, laboratory QA/QC, and manufacturing of odor testing products.


In consideration of the international Coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having economically, CASANZ has reduced the AIR TALKS 2020 original pricing by up to 30%, to support our members and the wider air quality and environment community.

AIR TALKS 2020 SPECIAL PRICINGStandard RegistrationCASANZ MemberCorporate MemberRetired/Student Member
Full Event (all 8 AIR TALKS)A$250A$175A$560A$85
Single Event (1 AIR TALK )A$75A$50A$160A$25

Corporate allows for up to 4 individuals.
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Full event attracts 8 CAQP CPD points or 1 point per AIR TALK.


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