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SEWAGE MONITORING SYSTEM FOR TRACKING SYNTHETIC DRUG LABORATORIES

Obiettivo

The threat of synthetic drugs is one of the most significant current drug problems worldwide. Amphetamine-Type Stimulants (ATS) are the second most widely used drugs. Since 1990, ATS manufacturing has been reported from more than 70 countries worldwide and the figure keeps rising. In 2008, 80 % of the amphetamine production facilities dismantled worldwide were located in Europe (UNODC, 2010) (EMCCDA, 2011). Organised Crime Groups are involved in ATS large-scale production (Europol, 2007) (EMCDDA, 2009). Since 2011, the wide availability of pre-precursors (like APAAN) significantly lowered the price of the controlled precursor BMK and caused severe environmental problems, taking the problem to a greater dimension.

The aim of this project is to design, develop and test a prototype of a system for legal recording, retrieving and monitoring operations of ATS and ATS precursor laboratories in urban areas. The sensor system will be installed within the sewage system and will track waste associated to ATS production. Criminal investigators and forensic specialists will use the system in case of:
1. initial general suspicion of ATS production in a certain area, for locating laboratories by monitoring the sewage system for long time periods;
2. strong suspicions that in a well confined area ATS is being produced, for collecting material for forensic analysis and potential use in court, and for aiding in the planning of LEA raid operations.


The μMole prototype will contain the following features: a) miniaturized system for 200mm sewage pipes, b) robust housing taking into account sewage system environment, c) minimized power consumption, d) enhanced operation time supported by energy harvesting, e) high-specificity electro-chemical sensors, f) integrated micro-tanks for sample storage, and g) secure GSM and radio communications for remote monitoring. Analysis of privacy law, data protection and social acceptance will be carried on at different stages.

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H2020-FCT-2014
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Coordinatore

POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Indirizzo
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Polonia
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contributo UE
€ 341 875

Partecipanti (10)

CENTRALNE LABORATORIUM KRYMINALISTYCZNE POLICJI
Polonia
Contributo UE
€ 283 511
Indirizzo
Aleje Ujazdowskie 7
00-583 Warszawa
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
BUNDESKRIMINALAMT
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 282 250
Indirizzo
Am Treptower Park 5-8
12435 Berlin
Tipo di attività
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BLUE TECHNOLOGIES SP ZOO
Polonia
Contributo UE
€ 160 125
Indirizzo
Ul Pulawska 266 Lokal 221
02-684 Warszawa
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CAPSENZE HANDELSBOLAG
Svezia
Contributo UE
€ 230 259
Indirizzo
Scheelevagen 22
223 63 Lund
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JGK TECH EHF
Islanda
Contributo UE
€ 599 430,83
Indirizzo
Alfholti 46B
220 Hafnarfjordur
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 1 356 630
Indirizzo
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT BRABANT
Paesi Bassi
Contributo UE
€ 293 248,75
Indirizzo
Warandelaan 2
5037 AB Tilburg
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgio
Contributo UE
€ 544 998,75
Indirizzo
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD
Francia
Contributo UE
€ 520 000
Indirizzo
Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918 Num43
69622 Villeurbanne Cedex
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET DER BUNDESWEHR MUENCHEN
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 380 538
Indirizzo
Werner Heisenberg Weg 39
85579 Neubiberg
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments