The PASSEPARTOUT consortium consists of the Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis (CAPPA), Munster Technological University (Ireland), Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro (Italy), nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies GmbH (Germany), Green Lab Hungary Engineering Ltd (Hungary), Politecnico di Bari (Italy), Argotech AS (Czechia), Technische Universität Wien (Austria), Technische Universität München (Germany), ETG Risorse e Tecnologia S.r.l. (Italy), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique – Université Côte d’Azur (France), Ecospray Technologies S.r.l. (Italy), Vario-Optics AG (Switzerland), Techno Sky (Italy), University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (Switzerland), Haze Instruments d.o.o. (Slovenia), Le Verre Fluoré (France), AUG-H Signals Hellas (Greece) and Comune di Bari (Italy).
Currently available ambient pollutant reference detectors are either impractical for widespread or mobile deployment (due to size, cost, insufficient robustness), or generally are still not stable or sensitive enough for monitoring ambient pollutants reliably. PASSEPARTOUT will advance the development and deployment of miniature, hyperspectral optical based sensors based on Quartz Enhanced Photo-acoustic Spectroscopy and Photo-Thermal Interferometry for a wide range of ambient pollutants. The PASSEPARTOUT optical sensors operate in the mid-infrared or near-infrared spectral range and allow calibration-free methodologies, as quantification is based on the well-known optical constants of the target analytes and will be compatible with the rigorous certification process. The PASSEPARTOUT consortium hopes that the availability of actionable data, which will, if necessary, stand up in court and with government, will drive long term changes in the behaviour of both the public and industry.
About PASSEPARTOUT Research
The PASSEPARTOUT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101016956, within the context of the Photonics Public Private Partnership (www.photonics21.org).