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Network of electronic noses in operation in port of Rotterdam

On 12 December 2013 the Port of Rotterdam Authority put the We-nose – a network of electronic noses – into operation in the port of Rotterdam. For the time being the network will involve about 90 noses. This number should increase to approximately 300 noses by 2016, so that the air quality of a major part of the port can be monitored. The rollout of a network of electronic noses is in line with the Port Authority’s policy of improving the sustainability and safety of the port.

We-nose has wireless communication through a central server with a database for data interpretation, incident detection and (automated) handling of events. Depending on the type of report, the control room reacts to the report. Thanks to the e-nose, companies will soon be able to take effective measures to prevent odour nuisance.