Voltammetric Electrochemical Gas / Vapor Sensors for Chemical Warfare Agents, Toxic Industrial Compounds, Hazardous Chemicals, and Explosives
We are in the process of developing field-portable, hand-held, very inexpensive, voltammetric electrochemical sensors for varied gas/vapor analytes, including chemical warfare agents (CWAs), toxic industrial compounds (TICs), other hazardous vapors and explosives residues.
These will have ppb- or sub-ppb-level detection, good discrimination between similar analytes and interferents, rapid sampling time, very light weight, small size, flexible, rugged construction, very low power and very low cost (< $5 for the sensor, < $350 for the control and display unit). They will be interfaced to an Android cell phone for networking and broadcast of results, or a stand-alone LCD display. For inquiries and more information, please Contact Us.
VOLTOR™ Coming soon!
VOLTOR™ are voltammetric electrochemical sensors for Toxic Industrial Compounds and Chemical Warfare Agents (TICs /CWAs), designed for the individual warfighter as an inexpensive, rugged, wearable, 3-module sensor system for continuous, real time detection, discrimination and quantification of individual CWA and TIC vapors with ppb level sensitivity. The three modules are:
- Detection app on the Android phone reads the signal and identifies and quantifies analytes based on databases stored on the phone. The identified analyte is displayed on the screen along with its concentration. The user is alerted with an optional audio or vibration alert. (<$200, <0.5 lbs, ca. 7 x 14 x 1cm.)
- Microcontroller, responsible for interrogating the sensor and sending the signal to the phone, uses two 7.4V rechargeable Li ion batteries for >16 hours of continuous use. (<$300, <2 lbs, ca. 4.5 x 11 x 17cm.)
- Disposable sensor with “Fingerprint” detection of analytes so each different analyte appears as distinct voltammetric peaks, much like in an IR spectrum. (<$5, <0.25lbs, ca. 10 x 5 x 1 cm.)
- The Android device can be connected to a network for remote data monitoring. Command can monitor the development of a threat across the network of VOLTORs tracking where it hits and how it moves.