Client challenge: radically improve air filtering
During an outbreak of Q-fever, noticing that barn vents can spread contagious air, we were first triggered to rethink the process of air filtering. A request from a local Amsterdam brewery, to eliminate brewing odours, started prototyping.
ILUMY and Smartsensors: integrate filtering methods
Initial prototypes combined a very compact, custom non-thermal plasma air cleaner unit with a UV source, different types of catalysts, an ionization source and HEPA filter to provide extreme filtering with augmented technologies. These prototypes, and the final design have sensors to measure input and output air quality and transmit this data online.
Shared insight: often calibrate measurement during prototyping
Analysing sensor data from prototypes yielded great insights, but only after concluding that prototype sensors needed their own attention and calibration. Calibrate your sensors in operational conditions!