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Portable Particulate Detection Device

Objective

Asbestos fibres are a major cause of disability and death in the construction, decommissioning and related industries. The ‘Porpardet’ project will address this through developing two innovative complementary portable automatic detection systems, based on novel concentrating and analysis methods for asbestos particles and certain other harmful materials of widespread concern, eg mineral quartz/silica. One system will be a wearable device with an immediate alarm, the second will provide rapid on-site quantitative analysis - both will have the ability to record exposure over time with a novel filter cassette. This equipment will directly improve the health protection of the individual, and reduce the potential cost of their healthcare provision and possible costs of litigation. It will be of great value to the manufacturing, construction, waste disposal sectors, and emergency services. It will allow application of relatively inexpensive resources in a rapid manner, but with proper risk management. The automation and simplicity foreseen will allow an ease of use and therefore an uptake in use which will not only lead to wider control, but will also allow moderate production costs for the equipment - which uses many elements now emerging from other industries such as low cost lasers. The project will deliver two new products with related consumable sales. The products will be designed, manufactured, distributed and serviced by the SME partners within the project. It is estimated that the new products could generate a new market in excess of 12 million Euro per annum for the SME partners. The SME partners will be responsible for the manufacture, supply of the optics, filter system, detector system, image capture software and final assembly of the full system. A number of partners will use the test equipment to service a range of end users, most of which are also SMEs.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/internet of things
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/quantitative analysis

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

TWI LIMITED
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 71 945
Administrative Contact
Amanda Walters (Ms.)

Participants (11)

AM TRANS PROGRES SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 197 418
Address
Ul. Sarmacka 7
61 616 Poznan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marcin Konopczynski (Mr.)
APPLIED MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 11 261
Address
Farrier Road Lydon Business Park Units 6-7
LN6 3RU Lincoln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Iain Glass (Mr.)
DEHACO BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 241 165
Address
Kruisbaak 25
2165AJ Lisserbroek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Raymond Rodrigues (Mr.)
GSPK Design Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 6 672
Address
Manse Lane
HG5 8LF Knaresborough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Marsh (Mr.)
HS LUFTFILTERBAU GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 327 480
Address
Bunsenstrasse 31
24145 Kiel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Malte Schuldt (Mr.)
OPTOELECTRONICA - 2001 SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 7 743
Address
Bd Tudor Vladimirescu 22 Green Gate Offices Fl 8
050880 Bucharest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vasile Cretu (Mr.)
SIGNALGENERIX LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 9 535
Address
Grigori Afxentiou 23C Mesa Geitonia
4003 Limassol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anastasis Kounoudes (Dr.)
INSTYTUT MEDYCYNY PRACY IMIENIA PROF. DRA MED. JERZEGO NOFERA W LODZI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 3 801
Address
Ul Sw Teresy Od Dzieciatka Jezus 8
91 348 Lodz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kamila Szczesniak (Ms.)
DNV GL AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 6 000
Address
Veritasveien 1
1363 Hovik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefan Marion (Mr.)
TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 11 921
Address
Archbishop Kyprianos 31 Savings Cooperative Bank Building 3Rd Floor
3036 Lemesos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rozita Pavlidou
Lateral Logic Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 112 894
Address
Foliat Drive 64
OX12 7AL Wantage
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robin Young (Mr.)