Characteristics of the Human Sense of Smell when Processing Odor Mixtures

  • David G Laing

Abstract

Odors emanate from many sources, and can be pleasant or unpleasant. Aromas from bakeries and coffee shops, perfumes from chic passers-by and fragrances from flowers, are almost all pleasant. In contrast, sewage plants, chemical factories and automobile exhausts produce odors that are unpleasant. All of these frequently encountered odors, however, have one feature in common, they are complex mixtures of odorants.

Keywords

Sulfide Pyridine Sewage Dition Benzaldehyde 

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