We-nose network 2015 expansion

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Monday September 21th 2015, the expansion of the We-nose network was launched during an event organized by the Port of Rotterdam Authority. In attendance of Paul Smits, CFO Port of Rotterdam Authority and Ferdinand van den Oever, Managing Director Moerdijk Port Authority, the extended network of eNoses in the Port of Rotterdam as well as the connection with eNose networks in the port of Moerdijk and South-west Holland was presented. A successful turnout of all stakeholders (company representatives and governmental administrators from different regions) during the plenary session and during the several workshops, concluded a day of learning and sharing knowledge and experiences on how all stakeholders can work together in improving the sustainability and safety in the port area.

For more information check WE-NOSE.NL

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Lennart VerhoefWe-nose network 2015 expansion

Detecting lung diseases with SpiroNose

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spironose1By integrating spirometry with the eNose technology of Comon Invent, a new diagnostic method to detect the difference between the breath of healthy people and the breath of patients with asthma, COPD or lung cancer is available. The SpiroNose method also has the ability to distinguish COPD patients from both asthma and lung cancer patients. The Academic Medical Center (AMC) in Amsterdam leads research with the SpiroNose method.

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Lennart VerhoefDetecting lung diseases with SpiroNose

Network of eNoses contribute to quality of life in Port of Amsterdam

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Since last week, 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.

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Lennart VerhoefNetwork of eNoses contribute to quality of life in Port of Amsterdam

Webinar: Go Smart Industry Talk

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Last Wednesday our CEO Simon Bootsma was one of the guest speakers at the Smart Industry webinar hosted by Smart Industry and the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. During this interactive webinar, which was dedicated to the tumultuous digital developments in companies,  a panel of specialist discussed topics, gave tips and answered the following questions:

  • How do you make your business future-proof?
  • How do you accelerate in the new digital world?
  • How do others do it successfully?

A summary of the webinar can be watched below (in Dutch). For the full-version of the webinar please click here.

Lennart VerhoefWebinar: Go Smart Industry Talk

Safety Deal contributes to health and safety situation in South-West Holland

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In 2015, with funding by the Dutch Government, dozens of eNoses will be installed in and around the South-Holland South region. On behalf of several partners, the Environmental Protection Agency South-Holland South (OZHZ) submitted an application for funding, which was recently approved. OZHZ is a co-operation of 17 municipalities, region South-Holland South and the provincial government of South-Holland. Together they strive to create a safe, secure and sustainable environment.

The increased deployment of eNoses in the South-Holland South region creates a logical connection between existing eNose networks in the Rotterdam Rijnmond and North-Brabant area. This eNose network contributes to the safety and health of residents in South-West Holland. The early detection of the rise and spread of annoying, dangerous and unhealthy emissions in ambient air allows for quick intervention during incidents.

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Lennart VerhoefSafety Deal contributes to health and safety situation in South-West Holland

Port of Rotterdam Authority expands number of eNoses in the port of Rotterdam

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AB_image_2Port of Rotterdam Authority is satisfied with the operational WE-nose network in the port area and is expanding the network from 89 to 152 eNoses in 2015. These are the main conclusions that were drawn from the evaluation of the current WE-nose network. Actively involved in the WE-nose network are: Vopak, Abengoa, Municipality of Maassluis, Rotterdam Municipality, Safety Region, Deltalinqs, Province of South Holland and DCMR EPA.

An eNose is an instrument that detects changes in the air composition and wirelessly transmits this information to a central server.
The further expansion of the network suits the policy of the Port Authority to make the Port of Rotterdam the most sustainable port of its kind.

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Lennart VerhoefPort of Rotterdam Authority expands number of eNoses in the port of Rotterdam

Mobile eNoses applied in RIVM investigation on odour nuisance incident Helmond

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GasTuesday evening May 6th, several residential homes in the Adonisstraat in Helmond were evacuated after residents reported a heavy fuel stench. A mobile laboratory of the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) investigated the nature and origin of the odour nuisance. RIVM applied Mobile eNoses of Comon Invent during the investigation. The Mobile eNoses register changes in the air composition that can lead to odour nuisance for the surrounding area. Mobile eNoses provide data that can be translated into detailed information about the rise and spread of odorous and non-odorous gas emissions. This contributes to swift and early detection of gases that may be harmful to the health and safety of the environment. At the time of the incident the mobile eNoses registered distinct peak values caused by the abnormal air composition that led to the odour nuisance. Several Mobile eNoses were positioned at various locations in the area where residents reported odour nuisance. With the use of the mobile eNoses the dispersion of the gas emission and impact area of the incident was mapped.

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Lennart VerhoefMobile eNoses applied in RIVM investigation on odour nuisance incident Helmond

First research results eNose horeca pilot 2014

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nostalgie4DCMRKnowledge Institute Infomil and Comon Invent carried out a study to research an indicative tool to measure odour nuisance of catering establishments.

Currently it is difficult for authorities to act against odour nuisance caused by catering establishments. Supervisors in the Rijnmond region and other parts of the Netherlands experience difficulties with the implementation of Environmental Control Activities.

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Lennart VerhoefFirst research results eNose horeca pilot 2014

eNose and Smart entrepreneurship

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Go Smart Industry (Kamer van Koophandel)In times of rapid technological developments, businessmodel’s of tomorrow might look completely different than those of today. Quality, flexibility, efficiency and customisation are the focal points for businesses to stay on top of their game. Please read how Comon Invent operates in the world of online sensor technology.

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