Navigation Links
A sensitive, affordable sensor to detect tiny amounts of CO2
Date:2/4/2013

TORONTO, FEBRUARY 4, 2013 -- Researchers at the Universities of Toronto and St. Francis Xavier are developing an affordable, energy efficient and ultra-sensitive nano-sensor that has the potential to detect even one molecule of carbon dioxide (CO2).

Current sensors used to detect CO2 at surface sites are either very expensive or they use a lot of energy. And they're not as accurate as they could be. Improving the accuracy of measuring and monitoring stored CO2 is seen as key to winning public acceptance of carbon capture and storage as a greenhouse gas mitigation method.

With funding from Carbon Management Canada (CMC), Dr. Harry Ruda of the Centre for Nanotechnology at the University of Toronto and Dr. David Risk of St. Francis Xavier are working on single nanowire transistors that should have unprecedented sensitivity for detecting CO2 emissions.

CMC, a national network that supports game-changing research to reduce CO2 emissions in the fossil energy industry as well as from other large stationary emitters, is providing Ruda and his team $350,000 over three years. The grant is part of CMC's third round of funding which saw the network award $3.75 million to Canadian researchers working on eight different projects.

The sensor technology needed to monitor and validate the amount of CO2 being emitted has not kept pace with the development of other technologies required for carbon capture and storage (CCS), says Ruda.

"This is especially true when it comes to surface monitoring verification and accounting (MVA)," he says. "Improving MVA is essential to meet the potential of carbon capture and storage."

And that's where the ultra-sensitive sensor comes in. "It's good for sounding the alarm but it's also good from a regulatory point of view because you want to able to tell people to keep things to a certain level and you need sensors to ensure accurate monitoring of industrial and subsurface environments," R
'/>"/>

Contact: Ruth Klinkhammer
ruth.klinkhammer@cmc-nce.ca
403-210-7879
Carbon Management Canada
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. Adaptive Biotechnologies launches clonoSEQ, a more sensitive, accurate assay to detect minimal residual disease (MRD) in blood-based cancers.
2. California Healthcare Institute Issues Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act
3. Medzilla.com Special Report: Unemployed Can Breathe a Little Freer After Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act Ruling
4. Flexible Sensors Offer Unprecedented View of Brain Activity During Epileptic Seizures
5. New biosensor benefits from melding of carbon nanotubes, DNA
6. Tiny levers, big moves in piezoelectric sensors
7. Graphene foam detects explosives, emissions better than todays gas sensors
8. Imperfections may improve graphene sensors
9. Low-cost paper-based wireless sensor could help detect explosive devices
10. Imperfections may improve graphene sensors
11. Rap music powers rhythmic action of medical sensor
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... -- Research and Markets  has announced the addition ... Application, Geography - Global Analysis and Forecast (2014 - ... Organic electronics, also called as polymer electronics or plastic ... with small conductive molecules and electrically conductive polymers. It ... are carbon based, made using synthetic strategies developed in ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Convey Computer , the leader ... Iowa State University won first place in the ... HC-2ex, the team’s solution achieved the highest overall performance ... second place finisher. , Experts from all segments of ... long challenge, using a variety of design tools, hardware ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... -- GenVec, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNVC ) today announced the ... board of directors effective on October 24, 2014.   Dr. Horovitz ... its chairman from June 2006 to November 2013.  During his ... and Audit Committees of the board.  "We ... service to GenVec, and its stockholders," said Wayne T. ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Local veterinary surgeon, Dr. ... investigational study of donor stem cells for dogs with ... therapy and has performed clinical stem cell therapy for ... to determine if a single injection of donor stem ... help reduce pain and inflammation in the treated joints. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Organic Electronics (Semiconductor, Conductive, Dielectric and Substrate) Market - Analysis and Forecast (2014 - 2020) 2Global Organic Electronics (Semiconductor, Conductive, Dielectric and Substrate) Market - Analysis and Forecast (2014 - 2020) 3Team from Iowa State Wins 2014 MemoCODE Design Contest Using Convey HC-2ex 2Team from Iowa State Wins 2014 MemoCODE Design Contest Using Convey HC-2ex 3Zola P. Horovitz To Retire From GenVec Board 2Cascade Veterinary Referral Center Seeks Candidates for an Investigational Study of Stem Cells for Dogs with Arthritis 2
... INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 8 Semafore Pharmaceuticals Inc.,today announced ... and Ullrich Schwertschlag, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical officer,will ... programs at,2:45 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 13, ... New York City., The update will include ...
... onTargetjobs, the leading,niche Internet job ... of,RegionalHelpWanted.com, a network of over 350 ... is the parent company of BioSpace.com, ... career services to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical,hospitality, ...
... Remain as Advisor to Company, FRAZER, Pa., Feb. ... Executive Vice President, General Counsel &,Secretary, John E. Osborn, ... March 31. Mr. Osborn has agreed to remain as ... matters., "John has been an invaluable member of ...
Cached Biology Technology:Semafore to Present at BIO CEO & Investor Conference 2onTargetjobs Announces Acquisition of RegionalHelpWanted.com 2Cephalon General Counsel John E. Osborn to Resign Position 2Cephalon General Counsel John E. Osborn to Resign Position 3
(Date:10/15/2014)... Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) as a full member, ... maintain a significant nationwide standing in the field ... Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz as a full member ... national and international competition for the best minds ... be proud that Mainz University has been recognized ...
(Date:10/15/2014)... linked increased resistance to bacterial pneumonia in female mice ... estrogen. , Females are naturally more resistant to respiratory ... has shown that increased resistance to bacterial pneumonia in ... synthase 3 (NOS3). They also show that this enzyme ... sex hormone estrogen. , The team, lead by Professor ...
(Date:10/15/2014)... Geneticist Fred Alt will be awarded the 44th Rosenstiel ... University for his pioneering research exploring the mechanisms of ... and cancer cells. Alt is the second alumnus to ... the Nobel Prize in 2003. , Alt is the ... Genetics at Harvard Medical School and an investigator at ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz joins Germany's Gauss-Allianz as a full member 2Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz joins Germany's Gauss-Allianz as a full member 3Brandeis awards 44th Rosenstiel Award to pioneering geneticist Fred Alt 2
... bonds that tie a mother to her newborn may be ... deliver by cesarean section, according to a study published by ... Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry . ... James Swain, M.D., recruited two groups of parents from postpartum ...
... This press release is available in German . ... checks above all at airports has been increased ... protection of passengers. Possibilities for new and safe methods of ... can be used for this purpose, however, it has to ...
... into the mating and nesting practices of a common ... males sequentially the highest recorded of any vertebrate. ... Biological Sciences, has researched the frog species Bibron,s toadlet ... field trip, discovered a new behaviour undetected in a ...
Cached Biology News:Natural childbirth linked to stronger baby bonding than C-sections 2Checking people at airports -- with terahertz radiation 2Australian frog species chooses not to put eggs in 1 basket 2
A Highly Purified, Cost-Effective Taq DNA Polymerase...
... , Ellman's reagent *M: ... *Storage: RT, When an enzyme-catalyzed reaction ... present in the substrate, it may be possible ... with the product to form a chromophore. The ...
Cag-A (IgG) -Ab EIA Sample Size: 10 l...
... a recombinant human protein produced in E. coli ... RNase A type enzymes. The mode of ... in a 1:1 ratio. The enzyme has been ... and cell types. Addition of the ribonuclease inhibitor ...
Biology Products: