|Associate Professor Ling Xing Yi (left) from the Nanyang Technological University and PhD student Phan Quang Gia Chuong (right) holding their specially designed chip that can trap gas molecules. Source: todayonline|
A new prototype device can now be used to immediately identify airborne hazards, allow real-time monitoring of air quality during haze outbreaks and assist in the detection of industrial gas leaks.
The device, which was developed by a team of scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), can replace current laboratory methods of identifying gases in the air which takes between a few hours and days to obtain results.
“Emergency scenarios require a fast and ongoing analysis of potential air contamination, such as following a natural disaster, chemical spill or illegal dumping of toxic waste, so that emergency responders can take appropriate action,” the university said in a press release on Tuesday (Oct 15).
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