Air quality analysis
Real-time water quality control
Access to clean, drinking water still remains a luxury for many inhabitants of Earth. Even in areas where plenty of H2O is available, there is a problem with analyzing the substance before it is consumed. Additionally, the risk of deliberate poisoning of reservoirs by groups of terrorists is growing, which in combination with slow operation of the conventional instruments for liquid analysis may result in a failure to detect the danger quickly enough. The present situation is to change thanks to the WaterSpy project, co-run by VIGO System. Under the project carried out by 9 entities from Europe, a technology for photonic analysis of liquids is being developed. The device being built, which will be both accurate and handy, will consist of fiber-coupled QCLs and detectors supplied by VIGO System.
Thanks to the use of ATR spectroscopy, a very good signal-to-noise ratio is to be obtained, and the method will not require pre-cleaning samples before measurement. Taking into account the present progress in works, we can say that the VIGO System detectors will soon guarantee supply of clean and refreshing water to citizens.