New Sensor Technology Development for End of Service Life Indicators-FY06
- Produce an intelligent respirator with ESLI to improve health of air-purifying respirator users and comply with OSHA regulations.
- OSHA standard 1910.134(d)(3)(iii)(B)(2)
42 CFR Part 84 Subpart G, Section 84.1157. Vol 60, Number 110
- Carnegie Mellon University, Research partner
- U. S. Air Force AFOSR, Funding partner
- General industry workers and emergency responders will benefit by being able to determine the residual service life as well as the end of service life of respirator cartridges.
- Polymer synthesis
- Inkjetting of polymers
- Sensor data analysis
- Development of working partnerships
- Produce sensor system based on CMU information
- Produce a cartridge simulator
- Characterization of sensor design (temp, RH, heating) in cartridge simulator
- Develop a demo device
- Produce 80 prototype sensor systems for integration
- CMU annual report
- Four publications- IEEE Sensors 2005, SPIE, Sensors & Actuators, ACS nanoletters
- Presentations to ORC and ISEA
- Respirators with ELSI/RSLI capabilities are the first probable commercial products to result from this work.
- Implementation of these devices in respirators could result in modification of certification standards.
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Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)