Infographic: Fashionable Detector
Infographic: Fashionable Detector

Infographic: Fashionable Detector

Researchers set out to make an air pollution detector study subjects would want to wear.

Claire Jarvis
Claire Jarvis
May 1, 2020

To make an air pollution detector that study subjects would want to wear, researchers used components that can fit into a wristwatch-style device. Inside the wristband, air pollutants diffuse into two types of sorbent material over time: triethanolamine-coated foam and a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) sorbent bar. The sorbent material is later removed from the wristband and the amount of pollutant collected is quantified.

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