About Odour at UNSW

Our research in the UNSW odour laboratory is mainly focused on (1) the characterisation of complex emissions from industrial and commercial sources, and (2) developing analytical and assessment (sampling) techniques that use a range of advanced chemical and sensorial methods.

Through these approaches we are able to:

  1. Understand the formation and emission of odorants from different sources. 
  2. Study the fate of chemicals through different phases (liquid-gas) to improve the understanding of emission processes and behaviour and the performance of treatment systems.
  3. Reduce environmental impact through improving industrial processes, creating improved modelling systems, as well as community engagement practices.