Gone with the wind no more: Islandwide eNose network planned to sniff out dangerous gases

A staff member testing the eNose unit (left) using gases of different concentrations from a gas standard generator in a laboratory, on Aug 17, 2021.
A staff member testing the eNose unit (left) using gases of different concentrations from a gas standard generator in a laboratory, on Aug 17, 2021.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

SINGAPORE - Over the years, residents in Singapore have on occasion complained about strange, inexplicable smells, such as a chemical stench, wafting into their homes.

And in many cases, it has been hard to identify them initially, because by the time the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) arrived at the scene, the wind would have blown the odour away.

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