SGS M-Scan has unrivalled expertise in the analysis of odours using Thermal Desorption GC/MS (TD GC-MS). This technique is used for the analysis of outdoor air quality including:

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  • stack gas analysis

  • emissions from sewage treatment work

  • abattoir

as well as the analysis of indoor air quality from:

  • manufacturing plant

  • laboratories

  • restaurants

  • offices

  • domestic property

  • transport (cars, aircraft and boats).

In each case SGS M-Scan’s expertise has assisted in identifying VOCs of concern or nuisance odours. Odourous compounds detected are compared against SGS M-Scan’s own proprietary database of odour thresholds which lists the odour levels at which 50% of the population are aware of an odour.