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La spatialisation des odeurs

Abstract : Smell is a sensation which the individual perceives during the stimulation of the olfactory system by a complex combination of volatile emanations. How this smell is appreciated will vary greatly depending on the individuals, the cultures, and of course the substance in itself. There are many categories of smells. Research is under way in order to distinguish them more clearly, but it is nevertheless possible to classify them as either nauseous smells which constitute a nuisance, or those which are generally more pleasant, relating to for example an atmosphere or the odor-indentity of a place. If geographers take an interest in pollutants such as Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) Ozone (O3) and the PM10s, etc, there are few to our knowledge who are interested in odours. Now, they can, however, be experienced by residents as a real pollution of the air (ADEME). Smells can in fact invite themselves into people’s homes at whatever moment, and can be felt as a real intrusion into the living space. Smell nuisances keep on growing, in parallel with the boom in certain activities (refining, waste treatment; water purification; animal rearing….). They are more intolerable at certain moments of the year (summer season, when people live outside more), or of the day(morning). The level of nuisance can sometimes go as far as triggering physical symptoms like nausea, headaches or indeed irritations of the throat or the eyes Our thesis work mainly concerns the spatialization of these odors.
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Jamel Ben Hassine. La spatialisation des odeurs. Géographie. Université Côte d'Azur, 2021. Français. ⟨tel-03741104v2⟩

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