Air conditioning is an important factor in energy end use . It is often run continuously throughout the whole year , with no rational management in place. Intelligent control of air conditioning to suit the level of current demand can save significant quantities of energy . Air temperature is not the only parameter requiring monitoring . Trace gases (CO2, HO2, amines, ketenes) produced by large numbers of people, have a significant effect on how comfortable the occupants of a building feel. This project will develop a range of low cost , high quality gas sensor systems applicable for use in air conditioning control systems . Through monitoring the levels of specific trace gases , a control system will be enable to determine the correct time to switch on the air conditioner . A variety of sensor technologies will be evaluated to meet these requirements. The proposes are SME 's specialising in gas sensors and thick film technology.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards
PO16 9RD Portchester