NanoExplore interview series: Pavla Dohányosová
At NanoTexnology 2022 in Greece, Thessaloniki, Cathrin Cailliau from Yordas interviewed all present NanoExplore partners on their views on the ending project. These interviews are now being published as a series to show the different perspectives of the project members, what has been done in the project and its results.
Who are you?
Hello, I’m Pavla Dohányosová, from the company Ramem from Spain. My main role in the project was to carry out tasks related to development of the NanoExploreR device for airborne particles and nanoparticle monitoring.
Why is the NanoExplore project relevant?
The project is important because it unites the epidemiological studies from the project with the new exposure and background data of particle concentration. So, for my company it was important because it gave us the opportunity to develop this device (shows the NanoExploreR) – a new monitor of particle and nanoparticle concentration and also collector of these particles on filters or TEM grids.
What did you find most interesting about the project?
For my company, it was this challenge to integrate all these essentials and provide a device which had to be compact, light, portable, low-cost, robust and reliable.
What is the most important result of NanoExplore in your eyes?
This! (laughs and points to device) No, our colleagues have done a lot of work and collected a lot of data which they analysed. For us, the most important result is the device. Above the integration, we also needed specially designed software which enabled us to carry out these studies, which helped especially for the personal exposure assessment. The user can now see if the concentration of nanoparticles or particles is too high and some action should be taken. Additionally, if there are some restarting? You can identify disturbing events which occur during the measurement and it doesn’t affect the data and posterior data treatment. Moreover, you can directly distinguish between background data and exposure data and which is important for the data treatment.
How can the results of NanoExplore be used to benefit society?
We hope that our device can help in future studies on the monitoring of human exposure, and environmental studies. The main advantage of the NanoExploreR device is that it integrates the nanosensor and the particulate matter sensor. This way, its range goes from 10 nanometres up to 10 micrometres, which is unique and a system like this is not on the market.
Check out the news section of our site for the other interviews ("view more"): NanoExplore news section