AMBIENTE RICERCA CONSULENZE E SOLUZIONI SOSTENIBILI s.r.l. - ARCO SolutionS s.r.l.
AMBIENTE RICERCA CONSULENZE E SOLUZIONI SOSTENIBILI s.r.l. - ARCO SolutionS was established in 2010 in the Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Trieste, as an academic spin-off specializing in the development of services and innovative products for environmental compatibility. The entrepreneurial idea of the company is using the excellent know-how of its Team in the field of environmental chemistry, with particular reference to air pollution and the assessment of environmental sustainability, at service territory. Currently the main activity is related to odours, from industrial miasmas to the aromas of agri-food products.
ARCO in September 2018 presented at the 6th International Conference on Environmental Control Odor Monitoring - NOSE2018 its new LEO product – Light Evolution Olfactometer. The tool is a novelty in the European market dominated by a single supplier. LEO is a dynamic olfactmeter developed for use in laboratories and field activities (mobile labs). The tool is the result of 6 years of research and studies and can be defined as a tool “at Km0”, in fact ARCO SolutionS has made the product using suppliers present in the territory of the FVG. In May 2019, the company set up the first dynamic olfactmetry laboratory equipped with the LEO olfactmeter, receiving the interest of national research institutions and control agencies to clone the experience in other laboratories. The other area of development appears to be that of sensors and so-called electronic noses.
Arco is in fact carrying out services of interpretive analysis of the complex instruments, in relation to the instrumentation already on the market, and is also developing its own technologies to produce sensors specific to the field of odours. In this context ARCO Solutions participated in the 18th International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Nose (Fukuoka, Japan) presenting scientific work in collaboration with the Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University Trieste.
Regarding the services offered by the company, relations have recently been established with the Port Authority of Trieste, with the Ministry of the Environment (MOSW, Bulgaria), as well as being included among the partners of the "MULTI-STAKEHOLDER PROJECT" of ARPA Umbria for the management of odorous impacts and the assessment of olfactory harassment ("citizen science") and the INDOOR project funded by the province of Bolzano.
|In September 2019 ARCO received the certificate of recognition, relating to Proficiency TEST 2019 (international comparison among the best laboratories) for olfactory analyses according to EN 13725:2004. The final report highlights that ARCO SolutionS s.r.l. spin off of the Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Trieste with its Odor Center was the BEST among the laboratories that participated in the test (41 from around the world). In particular, the laboratory was found to be in first place for accuracy with an Aod result of 0.028 (requirement of ≤0.217, concerning the agreement between the result of the measure and the accepted reference value) and sixth for repeatability with a result of 0.089 (the requirement of the standard is r ≤ 0.477, relating to the repeatability or agreement of measurements taken on identical samples).|
ARCO SolutionS S.r.l.
Legal headquarter: Via L.Giorgeri 1, 34127 Trieste c/o Dipartimento Scienze Chimiche e Farmaceutiche – Università degli Studi di Trieste
Laboratory: Via Flavia 23/1, 34148 Trieste c/o BIC Incubatori FVG S.p.A.
Tel: (+39) 040.8992433