TechConnect Innovation Program

Handheld Air Quality Monitoring Devices (PM2.5)

WatCo - University of Waterloo, ON, Canada

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Based on particle charge measurement designed with different configurations, we build a ultrafine particles particle counter devices for real time PM2.5 measurement. The product is characterized as low cost, accurate, and easy for operation. The product is a functional device for particulate matter mass measurement, and PM2.5 direct reading.

Primary Application Area: Environmental, Water & Waste

Technology Development Status: Proven Manufacturability

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 7

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Competitive Features
1) Accuracy. our product provides much higher accuracy than optical counting system.
2) Design:
3) Safety: improved safety by removing the laser source in previous optical counting system.
4) Price: The manufacture cost is estimated to be $895-$1115, much lower than most competitors.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Website: https://uwaterloo.ca/research/waterloo-commercialization-office-watco

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Industry Canada NSERC Idea to Innovation grant, phase I

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners