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Gas Ion Distillation and Sequential Ion Processing Technologies for Identification and Visualization of Chemicals in Airborne Vapors

Project description

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

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 408 065

Participants (6)

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 780 120
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AIRSENSE ANALYTICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 500 000
Address
Hagenower Strasse 73
19061 Schwerin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KARSA OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 436 525
Address
A.i. Virtasen Aukio 1 A 319
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 459 000
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 106 250
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
T4I ENGINEERING SINGLE MEMBER PRIVATE COMPANY
Greece
EU contribution
€ 215 000
Address
Leoforos Lavriou 1
19500 Lavrio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)