APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY:
- Air quality monitoring of air pollutants released by wood smoke, forest fire, coal plants, biomass combustion, diesel exhaust
- Simultaneous measurement of black carbon, brown carbon, organic carbon, total carbon, and CO2
- Low cost and low maintenance
- Requires low power to operate
- Real-time measurement
- Small and compact device
This technology is a device comprising of a sensor that measures simultaneously, in real time, four contaminants found in air: black carbon, brown carbon, total carbon, and organic carbon. This device also contains a filter that is thermally regulated for long-term use.
The sensor measures substances, such as diesel emissions and biomass burning, in indoor and outdoor environments, employing stationary indoor and outdoor platforms and mobile platforms. These mobile platforms include personal devices or platforms on the ground or in the air (e.g., balloons or unmanned aerial drones).
- Bench Top Prototype
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
US Patent Application 16/288,925
Caubel, J.J.; Cados, T.E.; Kirchstetter, T.W. A New Black Carbon Sensor for Dense Air Quality Monitoring Networks. Sensors 2018, 18, 738.
STATUS: Patent pending. Available for licensing or collaborative research.
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