Low-Cost Air Pollution Sensor Developed At IIT-Kanpur

Bharat Mahan

Scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology here said they have developed an air pollution sensor which they claim costs much less than similar instruments worldwide. The sensor will measure the level of harmful gases, including ozone and nitrogen oxides, said professor S N Tirpathi. The professor said usually a sensor of this calibre costs around Rs 1-2 crore in the international market, but the scientists at IIT-Kanpur have made it in just Rs 50,000.

Testing of the sensor will be done in June and if it passes the test, then the sensors will be installed in 150 cities of the country.

The first 25 sensors will be installed at IIT-Kanpur campus, while 15 sensors will be installed at IIT-Bombay, the professor said. After the testing of data, 50-60 sensors will be installed in Varanasi.

Read more of this in a report published in newsnation.in 

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