Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 4, No 5 (2012)

Research into Smell Emitted by Containers for Public Waste

Tadas Lukauskas
Eglė Zuokaitė


Waste is generally accepted as any materials and objects that a holder discards, wants to discard or is required to be discarded. The article deals with the smell of prefabricated containers for household waste produced under normal domestic activities. The paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of open, shallow and underground Molok containers, installation options and geometric parameters. Research has been conducted referring to air samples taken from three open, three shallow and three underground Molok containers at an outside temperature of 0 °C and depending on the replenishment of containers. The performed analysis has shown that the strongest smell of household waste is detected from completely replenished containers. Open containers have a distinctive feature of releasing a strong smell - in one of those, the odour strength of 119 OUE/m3 has been determined.

Article in Lithuanian

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2012-12-31

Keyword(s): household waste; container; smell; European Odour unit; olfactometry

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2012.73

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Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis ISSN 2029-2341, eISSN 2029-2252
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