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Portable Luminescent Sensor for Volatile Organic Compounds

Project description

Novel luminescent composites underlie highly sensitive gas detectors

Every day, we are bombarded by invisible chemicals that are emitted as gases into the air by certain solids and liquids. Among the most common culprits are paints and solvents, cleaning products, stored fuels and aerosol sprays. In addition to the hazards that volatile organic compounds (VOCs) pose to us at home, they are also a concern for industry and the environment, affecting air quality and climate. Detecting them in a breath test has recently entered the realm of medical diagnostics as a promising way to diagnose diabetes. The EU-funded LUMIVOCS project is developing a highly sensitive VOC sensor that will also be able to distinguish relevant compounds quite selectively and at an affordable price. Its impact on human health could range from home and industrial settings to environmental monitoring and disease diagnostics.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-PoC
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Host institution

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 150 000

Beneficiaries (1)

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments