Electronic sniffer has nose for recycling odors

Jan. 13, 2023
Piovan's Odor Minder monitors odors given off by recyclate so recyclers can be sure the smell is acceptable.

Odor Minder This electronic “nose” from Piovan Group SpA., Maria di Sala, Italy, works in conjunction with the group’s EasyPure deodorization equipment for recycling polyolefins, such as PP, PE, HDPE, LDPE. It uses sensors to detect and measure unwanted odors from up to 25 substances. Users can set thresholds to guarantee the smell of the recyclate is acceptable. In the U.S., Universal Dynamics represents Piovan.

What’s new? The Odor Minder, which works with a variety of waste streams, including packaging for food and other items. 

Benefits Sensitive, stable, real-time monitoring of odor emissions. With the Odor Minder, users can optimize their process, being sure to treat material as much as is needed, but not more. 

Universal Dynamics Inc., Fredericksburg, Va., 703-490-7000, http://unadyn.piovan.com   
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David Tillett | Associate Editor

Associate Editor David Tillett writes and edits for Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing, Plastics Recycling and The Journal of Blow Molding. He covers new products, industry news, patents and consumer and business equipment. He has more than 20 years of experience in daily newspaper, online and magazine journalism.