Alpha MOS cooperates with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) to participate in the establishment of international standards for odor detection devices


Norms and standards are an important catalyst for scaling innovations. They define technological milestones and pave the way for innovative ideas to succeed in the marketplace. The IEEE’s mission is to maximize this leverage for private and public companies, a leverage that is often insufficiently exploited. 

Based on extensive research, interviews, and analysis, the IEEE provides specific recommendations to help organizations get the most out of standards. Alpha MOS is invested in four workshops of this initiative:

  • Baseline Performance Study for Odor Analysis Devices and Systems,
  • Machine odor devices and systems used for general outdoor odor monitoring,
  • Machine odor devices and systems used for general indoor odor monitoring,
  • The performance of machine olfaction devices and systems for chemical manufacturing.

These committees began their study in February 2021 and are preparing an initial publication for early 2022. Each is composed of researchers, professionals, and experts in the field of olfactory chemistry. Their members have focused their work on identifying gaseous chemicals responsible for malodorous events both outdoors and indoors (commercial and residential buildings, sports venues, parking lots, kitchens, and food storage facilities). In these indoor spaces, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) can produce harmful odors or present health risks.

"Alpha MOS teams are experts in sensory analysis. Our participation to the IEEE’s work is motivated by our desire to contribute to the advancement of research and to the establishment of very demanding quality criteria in a fast-developing market" says Pierre Sbabo, the CEO of Alpha MOS.


IEEE in short:

The IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to the advancement of technology for the benefit of humanity. The organization has over 400,000 members and has branches in many parts of the world.