New prototype device for airborne hazards developed by NTU researchers

A new prototype device has been created by researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore). It has the capability of immediately identifying airborne hazards, such as gases and chemicals. 

The new prototype device can be viewed as an incredible technological innovation because it can be rapidly deployed in detecting airborne hazards, such as sulfur dioxide, despite their tiny molecular size. 

New prototype device instrumental in human health

The new prototype device has the capacity of offering real-time monitoring of the prevailing air quality. For instance, during haze outbreaks. It can also identify industrial air pollution and gas leaks.

As a result, the new prototype device is essential in boosting human health as it can detect any harmful gases and chemicals in the atmosphere. 

The novel technology utilized in the device was highlighted in a science journal called ACS Nano

New prototype device instigates efficiency

The present strategies utilized in identifying gases in the atmosphere utilize a laboratory method known as Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS). 

Despite it being reliable, it necessitates tedious sample collection and the time taken ranges from a few hours to a few days.

This challenge is being eradicated by the new prototype device as the gases in the air are to be identified instantly. 

Realistically, emergencies need a continuous and fast analysis of any air contamination triggered by a chemical spill, natural disaster or illegal toxic waste dumping.

The new prototype device will come in handy in such scenarios as emergency responders will be in a position to undertake appropriate actions. 

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