‘Canary’ Nano Optical Sensor Technology now detects Tricresyl Phosphate in Aircraft Cabins

VN Aerotoxic Detection Solutions Ltd have been developing their patented nano sensor technology for the past 5- years to create a ‘Canary’ type sensor for real-time detection of the poisonous organophosphate-compound Tricresyl Phosphate, TCP in aircraft cabins.

The initial handheld unit design and detection capability is being witness tested and verified using Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC MS) by the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, UK for the detection of low-level TCP in ‘real-time’.

The VN-ADS Canary has been proven in testing and verification for accuracy, robustness and flexibility  of operation within the aircraft cabin in actual flight and using aircraft cabin test facilities,

The team continue to develop the Canary technology to detect most types of poisonous and non-poisonous compounds found in aircraft cabins today, including but not limited to: Tributyl Phosphate, TBP, Triphenyl Phosphate, TPP, de-icing fluid and toluene using an external bleed air test rig at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany.