Blue Industry & Science, a start-up created in 2010, developed a brand-new gas analyzer based on the first broadly tunable laser, in which the optical source has a spectral resolution of a laser (0.01 cm-1) but a much wider tunability (800 cm-1). This enables the analyzers to quantify in realtime multiple molecules, at trace levels, but also to target heavy molecules that traditional laser-based analyzers cannot measure.
Poor air quality generates a growing urge to monitor pollutants, as reflected in increasing environmental regulatory requirements implemented recently in countries such as China. The Blue analyzer is tailored for these needs, thanks to its ability to monitor multiple pollutants where multiple technologies would have been required before.
More specifically, the company is completing the validation of an application to monitor the concentration of Benzene, Toluene, Xylenes , Hydrogen Chloride, and non-methanic Hydrocarbons (NMHC). When a molecule concentration goes over specific thresholds, an alarm is generated in realtime so that measures can be taken to mitigate the impact of the pollution in a timely manner.
The company is based in Paris.