Olfactometry Lab

Welcome to the Iowa State University Olfactometry Laboratory website.
The lab has been investigating odor issues for industry clients and researchers since 1998.
There are many studies for which this lab has analyzed samples. Services include odor evaluation and Hydrogen sulfide and Ammonia measurement of odor samples.


What You Can Expect From the Iowa State Olfactometry Laboratory:
AC’SCENT® International Olfactometer

  • Triangular Forced Choice, Dynamic Dilution
  • Automated Control System
  • Air/Sample Distribution System
  • Data Aquisition/Analysis System
  • Meets ASTM E679-91

Quality Controlled Results

  • Stringent Laboratory Procedures and Practices
  • Specialized Panelist Training and Selection
  • Regular Olfactometer Calibration

Comparing Livestock Production Systems for Odor Management

  • Buildings
  • Manure Storage
  • Land Application

Additional Air Quality Evaluation

    • Ammonia
    • Hydrogen Sulfide
    • Agricultural Odor Evaluation
    • Non-agricultural Odor Evaluation
  • Composting Sites
  • Industrial Facilities
  • Household Pets
  • Products for home, industry, and agriculture

Staff and Contact Information

Brett Ramirez
Associate Professor
Dept. of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
4348 Elings Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA