On 5 April 2018, Sartec entered into a patent purchase and cooperation agreement with Sponge srl, a spinoff of Salerno University, established within the Department of Civil Engineering, recently ranked as a “Department of Excellence” by the National Agency for the assessment of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR).
Under this agreement, Sartec will purchase Sponge’s patent for a new environmental odour measuring cell and subsequent development of a new generation “electronic nose”.
The “electronic nose”, named e.Nose Sartec, will satisfy a requirement that has become essential: to measure continuously the concentration of environmental odours to ensure advanced control of the possible odour impact of emissions from industrial facilities and other sources.
The project stems from Sartec’s intention to strengthen relations with the scientific community in the environmental protection sector and from the commitment of Salerno University to promote new, high added value start-ups.
Cooperation is under way and from November will include the collection of environmental data in the field.