Currently it is difficult for authorities to act against odour nuisance caused by catering establishments. Supervisors in the Rijnmond region and other parts of the Netherlands experience difficulties with the implementation of Environmental Control Activities.
The results of the study are detailed in the final research report of the eNose pilot 2014. It shows that the eNose can be used as indicative tool to measure restaurant relevant odours. The eNoses respond to emission sources close to the restaurant, but also away from the restaurant at residential level. Supervisory authorities can use the eNose to objectify and underpin the odour perception of residents.
This research includes a general “horeca-sensitivity curve” of the eNose. Authorities could use this curve to translate eNose signals into indicative values for odour concentrations. However, this horeca-sensitivity cure requires additional research.
Please download the report via this link