Revolutionary separation technology enables ultra-sensitive real-time air analysis
The presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in ambient airborne vapours is integral to life on earth. However, these are invisible and largely unknown in the daily human experience despite their impacts on health, environmental quality, safety, and security. The radical vision of this EU funded GIDPROvis project is to visualise the molecular environment in augmented reality with multiple inexpensive sensors for live chemical measurements based on two innovations. These are the separation of VOCs in air using chemical reactions and the fragmentation of VOCs in strong electric fields to enable a new era in chemical separation, detection and identification. Designed with interconnectivity to the 5G network and the Internet of Things in mind, and with consideration for impacts of chemical information overload on human psychology, the compact system will support the real-time analysis and display of our invisible world of chemicals in air even at very low concentrations.
Field of science
- /natural sciences/chemical sciences/physical chemistry/thermochemistry
- /engineering and technology/chemical engineering/separation technologies/distillation
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Funding SchemeRIA - Research and Innovation action