Articles | Volume 6, issue 1
J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 6, 155–161, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/jsss-6-155-2017

Special issue: Sensors and Measurement Systems 2016

J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 6, 155–161, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/jsss-6-155-2017

Feature article 13 Apr 2017

Feature article | 13 Apr 2017

Purity monitoring in medical gas supply lines with quantum cascade laser technology

Henrik Zimmermann1, Mathias Wiese1, Luigi Fiorani2, and Alessandro Ragnoni2 Henrik Zimmermann et al.
  • 1neoplas control GmbH, Walther-Rathenau-Str. 49a, 17489 Greifswald, Germany
  • 2Loccioni Group, Via Fiume 16, 60030 Angeli di Rosora, Ancona, Italy

Abstract. Because of their direct impact on patients, medical supply lines are under strict regulations and have to be monitored in terms of purity on a regular basis. State-of-the-art measurement solutions do not allow for continuous bedside monitoring. The aim of the presented project is to provide a compact multispecies monitoring system based on the latest quantum cascade laser technologies.

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Because of their direct impact on patients, medical supply lines are under strict regulations and have to be monitored in terms of purity on a regular basis. State-of-the-art measurement solutions do not allow for continuous bedside monitoring. The aim of the presented work is to provide a compact multispecies monitoring system based on the latest quantum cascade laser technologies allowing for the continuous bedside monitoring of medical gases.