COOCK Open City Workshop: Healthy Indoor Quality of Living

20 April 2021 @ 10:00 12:00 CEST

We usually ventilate our homes by opening windows or by using automatic ventilation but is this incoming air really that fresh? Or do we only make it worse by bringing in polluted outdoor air? Smart ventilation controlled by indoor and outdoor air quality, air purification in ventilation systems or in coatings on walls and windows, green facades that purify incoming air, a network of sensors that measure air quality online, etc. The possibilities for the improvement of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) are numerous and diverse but until now only rarely applied in practice. This workshop will define the problem and discuss the most important indoor pollutants, give an overview of what to measure and how to do it and pitch several technologies that can aid to purify indoor air.

The contact person for this workshop is Linus De Roo (UAntwerpen).


10.00 – 10.05 Intro, Linus De Roo (UAntwerpen)
10.05 – 10.50 Sources of indoor pollution and what/how to measure it, Marianne Stranger (VITO)
10.50 – 11.15 CO2 sensing and analytics in smart buildings, Valerio Panzica La Manna (IMEC-NL)
11.15 – 11.45 Air purification technologies, Linus De Roo (UAntwerpen)
11.45 – 12.00 Q&A, Linus De Roo (UAntwerpen)



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COOCK Workshop: IoT & Air Quality in Cities: Air Quality Modeling

23 March 2021 @ 10:00 12:00 CET

Over the past years, interest in air quality has increased resulting in many smart city solutions. This workshop will present an overview of air quality modelling for smart city applications, including refining air pollution maps by incorporating data from emerging sensor networks. Besides improving the real-time information, models can be applied to predict future air quality, predict scenarios, and determine sources of air pollution, linking to smart ventilation in smart buildings.

The contact person for this workshop is Stijn Vranckx (VITO).


10.00 – 10.15 Introduction: Air Quality Modelling and Smart city applications
10.15 – 11.00 Improved air quality information through coupling of sensors and models
11.00 – 11.20 Modelling the indoor & outdoor environment of smart buildings
11.20 – 11.40 Identification of air pollution sources and screening of air quality solutions
11.40 – 12.00 Q&A

Speakers: Stijn Vranckx and Jorge Sousa (VITO), Jelle Hofman (IMEC-NL)

Free Registration required


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