PROJECTS

Comon Invent has commissioned and is currently
operating eNose projects worldwide.
A selection of projects:

TAL Transalpine Pipeline Trieste

     Italy

TAL Trieste commissioned a network of 12 eNoses surrounding the tank farm San Dorligo in Trieste. The eNose network will continuously monitor changes in air composition in and around the tank farm vicinity. The eNose network provides TAL with additional information about the rise and spread of emissions and can be used as a tool for pro-active odour emission management.

Tank farm San Dorligo della Valle is connected to the SIOT Marine Terminal which is located in the Bay of Muggia in the Gulf of Trieste. SIOT Marine Terminal is the starting point of the TAL (TransAlpine Pipeline) system: averaging 41 million tons of crude oil unloaded annually, TAL accounts for 70% of the traffic in the Port of Trieste. This makes it the busiest oil terminal in Italy and the second busiest in the Mediterranean area.

Freeport Industrial Park

Industrial Park Freeport

     Grand Bahamas

The eNose network provides 24/7 realtime information about changes in air quality in the Freeport Industrial Park. The information that is derived from the eNose network can help determine, if any, the effects of exposure to hazardous chemicals to the environment and health of individuals in the residential communities and surrounding areas. The eNose network offers a powerful tool that provides pro-active odor, health and safety control for the responsible authorities, including the Bahamas Government in partnership with the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) and the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) Environmental Department.

Freeport Industrial Park

Vopak Horizon Fujairah Ltd.

     United Arab Emirates

Vopak Horizon Fujairah Ltd. commissioned an eNose network on its terminal premises. Twelve electronic noses powered by solar panels are installed on strategic locations on the site. The eNose network will help Vopak Horizon Fujairah Ltd. to continuously monitor the rise and spread of gas emissions that could evaporate from the terminal, but also emissions that originate from sources outside the terminal boundaries and disperse over the terminal. The eNose network will provide Vopak Horizon Fujairah Ltd. with an additional operational tool and serve as an early warning system for SHEQ management on the terminal. This is in line with the Safety, Health and Environmental Quality objectives that Vopak Horizon Fujairah Ltd. is committed to for its own employees, customers and visitors and also for its neighbouring communities.

Vopak Fujairah logo

We-nose project, Port of Rotterdam

     Netherlands

This eNose network of around 250 eNoses is a project supported by several stakeholders in the port of Rotterdam. The projects aim is to provide detailed, real-time insight into the air quality in and around the port mainly focused on the petrochemical industry. This is an important step forward to improve living conditions, transparency and the relationship with the environment. eNoses in the port of Rotterdam serve as a management information tool for a more pro-active odour control and environmental management.

For more information visit: www.we-nose.nl

We-nose

Muuga Harbour, Port of Tallinn

     Estonia

Over twenty eNoses are installed in the Muuga Port and Maardu region in Tallinn, Estonia. The innovative eNoses are continuously monitoring the chemical composition in ambient air. The eNoses are installed at various locations around terminals, industry and residential area to monitor both odorous and non-odorous gas emissions.

The Muuga port area is characterized by operations of industrial companies whose activities could lead to odors in the surrounding area. It is often difficult to identify what and where the smells originate. Enoses help the operating terminals as well as the authorities to obtain a clearer picture of the odour situation in and around the port area. Together all stakeholders strive towards preventing odour nuisance as much as possible. The eNose network in the Muuga area is a valuable tool in reaching this goal.

This eNose project in the Muuga area is a cooperation by the Environmental Research Centre, Environment Agency, Ministry of Environment, the Environmental Inspectorate, the Port of Tallinn and Muuga port operating terminals – Vopak E.O.S., Vesta Terminal Tallinn OU and Oiltanking Tallinn AS.

Port of Tallinn

GeurinZicht, Port of Amsterdam

     Netherlands

Comon Invent has installed 3 dozen eNoses in the Port of Amsterdam around the North Sea-canal, nearby oil terminals and other businesses that could possibly emit odours that lead to nuisance. This odour monitoring network is part of the project “GeurinZicht”.  This project is an initiative by the Port of Amsterdam in cooperation with EPA North Sea Canal Area and the Province of North-Holland. These parties work together in this project with private companies and the Fire Department. The project aims to improve the quality of life in and around the port area.

The EPA and companies in the project all have access to the online dashboard that presents the data which is registered by the eNose network. The eNose network allows all parties to take proper action in case an unusual air composition that is detected by the eNoses. With help of the eNose data the EPA and nearby companies investigate the possible source of the unusual air composition.

A number of private companies in the Port of Amsterdam apply the eNose technology on their own premises to monitor their own operations. This allows them to immediately intervene during accidental odorous and non-odorous emissions that could possibly lead to odour nuisance or gas related safety risks.

The eNose project in the Port of Amsterdam contributes to the sustainability of the port and helps localize sources of odour nuisance.

We-noseenose portofamsterdam

Port of Sohar

     Oman

The Port of Sohar is one of the worlds largest port developments. Air quality monitoring with eNoses is a contributing factor in the process of sustainable industrial port development.

Port of Sohar

Port of Durban

     South Africa

In the Port of Durban, industry and residential areas are highly clustered and environmental restrictions are becoming more stringent. Optimal living and working conditions have to be ensured. eNoses in the port area have the ability to monitor changes in the concentration of trace gasses in the ambient air that exceed the background noise. This can lead, i.e., to a faster, more accurate and more efficient way of incident control.

International Airport Amsterdam Schiphol

     Netherlands

This International Airport delivers fuel to most visiting Aircrafts. An extensive underground fuelling network is available. An eNose network of around 30 eNoses is monitoring fuel spillage, leakage and fluid-levels in important hubs in this fuelling network. All eNose systems are powered by integrated solar panels and batteries.

Nuclear Security Summit (NSS)

     Netherlands

During the Nuclear Security Summit 2014 in The Hague the air quality was monitored with a network of 65 eNoses. Both stationary and mobile eNoses were used in this project. Stationary eNoses, installed in the residential area, on the inlets of air-conditioning installations at relevant buildings in the NSS vicinity and 2 mobile eNoses placed on vehicles continuously researching the area, allowed for a 24/7 up-to-date picture of the air quality situation.

For more information: NSS Leaflet

Integration of eNose technology with spirometry, Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam (AMC)

     Netherlands

This newly developed integration of eNose technology with spirometry provides repeatable exhaled breath analysis, adequately distinguishing patients with asthma, COPD, lung cancer and healthy controls.

For more information: AMC Poster

PROJECTS

Comon Invent has commissioned and is currently operating eNose projects worldwide.
A selection of projects:

TAL Transalpine Pipeline Triest, Italy

TAL Trieste commissioned a network of 12 eNoses surrounding the tank farm San Dorligo in Trieste. The eNose network will continuously monitor changes in air composition in and around the tank farm vicinity. The eNose network provides TAL with additional information about the rise and spread of emissions and can be used as a tool for pro-active odour emission management.

Tank farm San Dorligo della Valle is connected to the SIOT Marine Terminal which is located in the Bay of Muggia in the Gulf of Trieste. SIOT Marine Terminal is the starting point of the TAL (TransAlpine Pipeline) system: averaging 41 million tons of crude oil unloaded annually, TAL accounts for 70% of the traffic in the Port of Trieste. This makes it the busiest oil terminal in Italy and the second busiest in the Mediterranean area.

Industrial Park Freeport, Grand Bahamas

The eNose network provides 24/7 realtime information about changes in air quality in the Freeport Industrial Park. The information that is derived from the eNose network can help determine, if any, the effects of exposure to hazardous chemicals to the environment and health of individuals in the residential communities and surrounding areas. The eNose network offers a powerful tool that provides pro-active odor, health and safety control for the responsible authorities, including the Bahamas Government in partnership with the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) and the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) Environmental Department.

Vopak Horizon Fujairah Ltd.

Vopak Horizon Fujairah Ltd. commissioned an eNose network on its terminal premises. Twelve electronic noses powered by solar panels are installed on strategic locations on the site. The eNose network will help Vopak Horizon Fujairah Ltd. to continuously monitor the rise and spread of gas emissions that could evaporate from the terminal, but also emissions that originate from sources outside the terminal boundaries and disperse over the terminal. The eNose network will provide Vopak Horizon Fujairah Ltd. with an additional operational tool and serve as an early warning system for SHEQ management on the terminal. This is in line with the Safety, Health and Environmental Quality objectives that Vopak Horizon Fujairah Ltd. is committed to for its own employees, customers and visitors and also for its neighbouring communities.

We-nose project, Port of Rotterdam

This eNose network of around 250 eNoses is a project supported by several stakeholders in the port of Rotterdam. The projects aim is to provide detailed, real-time insight into the air quality in and around the port mainly focused on the petrochemical industry. This is an important step forward to improve living conditions, transparency and the relationship with the environment. eNoses in the port of Rotterdam serve as a management information tool for a more pro-active odour control and environmental management.

For more information visit: www.we-nose.nl

Muuga Harbour, Port of Talinn

Over twenty eNoses are installed in the Muuga Port and Maardu region in Tallinn, Estonia. The innovative eNoses are continuously monitoring the chemical composition in ambient air. The eNoses are installed at various locations around terminals, industry and residential area to monitor both odorous and non-odorous gas emissions.

The Muuga port area is characterized by operations of industrial companies whose activities could lead to odors in the surrounding area. It is often difficult to identify what and where the smells originate. Enoses help the operating terminals as well as the authorities to obtain a clearer picture of the odour situation in and around the port area. Together all stakeholders strive towards preventing odour nuisance as much as possible. The eNose network in the Muuga area is a valuable tool in reaching this goal.

This eNose project in the Muuga area is a cooperation by the Environmental Research Centre, Environment Agency, Ministry of Environment, the Environmental Inspectorate, the Port of Tallinn and Muuga port operating terminals – Vopak E.O.S., Vesta Terminal Tallinn OU and Oiltanking Tallinn AS.

GeurinZicht, Port of Amsterdam

Comon Invent has installed 3 dozen eNoses in the Port of Amsterdam around the North Sea-canal, nearby oil terminals and other businesses that could possibly emit odours that lead to nuisance. This odour monitoring network is part of the project “GeurinZicht”.  This project is an initiative by the Port of Amsterdam in cooperation with EPA North Sea Canal Area and the Province of North-Holland. These parties work together in this project with private companies and the Fire Department. The project aims to improve the quality of life in and around the port area.

Port of Sohar, Oman

The Port of Sohar is one of the worlds largest port developments. Air quality monitoring with eNoses is a contributing factor in the process of sustainable industrial port development.

Port of Durban, South Africa

In the Port of Durban, industry and residential areas are highly clustered and environmental restrictions are becoming more stringent. Optimal living and working conditions have to be ensured. eNoses in the port area have the ability to monitor changes in the concentration of trace gasses in the ambient air that exceed the background noise. This can lead, i.e., to a faster, more accurate and more efficient way of incident control.

International Airport Amsterdam Schiphol

This International Airport delivers fuel to most visiting Aircrafts. An extensive underground fuelling network is available. An eNose network of around 30 eNoses is monitoring fuel spillage, leakage and fluid-levels in important hubs in this fuelling network. All eNose systems are powered by integrated solar panels and batteries.

Nuclear Security Summit (NSS), The Hague

During the Nuclear Security Summit 2014 in The Hague the air quality was monitored with a network of 65 eNoses. Both stationary and mobile eNoses were used in this project. Stationary eNoses, installed in the residential area, on the inlets of air-conditioning installations at relevant buildings in the NSS vicinity and 2 mobile eNoses placed on vehicles continuously researching the area, allowed for a 24/7 up-to-date picture of the air quality situation.

For more information: NSS Leaflet.pdf (1 Mb)

Integration of eNose technology with spirometry, Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam (AMC)

This newly developed integration of eNose technology with spirometry provides repeatable exhaled breath analysis, adequately distinguishing patients with asthma, COPD, lung cancer and healthy controls.

For more information: AMC Poster.pdf (6 Mb)

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