AIRSENSE Analytics showcased their Gas Detector Array – Personal (GDA-P) chemical detection device at this year's INTERSCHUTZ international trade show in Hanover, Germany in June.
The company says its GDA-P device is able to pick up and identify chemical samples that comparable devices could not because it uses an Ion Mobility Detector sensor that is able to provide information specific to the compound in question. The devices can either be fitted with an Electrochemical Cell (EC) sensor or a Photo Ionization Detector. Combined with the device's ion mobilization spectrometry, this device is capable of detecting multiple variants of chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals.
According to the report, the EC sensor would be suited for operations that require a more selective chemical sensor. They state that the device would be applicable in both military and civil situations, especially when the two are merged via necessity.
INTERSCHUTZ is an international trade show that takes place in Germany and features the latest technological advances in the areas of rescue service operations, disaster relief, fire prevention and other emergency management and mitigation operations. Many exhibitors made their presence at the six-day event including companies based in China, Italy, the U.S. and the host country, Germany.