The “Development of VOCs and ozone Micro-analysers based on microfluidic devices for Aircraft Cabin Air mOnitoring” (MACAO) project is focused on the development of efficient and accurate micro-analysers of various gaseous pollutants encountered in the aircraft cabin air. By measuring VOCs and ozone concentrations, whether generated inside the cabin or entering the cabin through the air conditioning systems, the project will cater for the subsequent removal of these substances and thus, in the long run, improve cabin comfort and health standards for both passengers and crew members.
The MACAO project will thus contribute to increasing the overall efficiency of more electrical aircraft, in particular by having an impact on their overall weight and power consumption through increased miniaturization compared to existing systems.
The sensors developed in the project will also guarantee the long-term monitoring of cabin air quality and therefore cabin crew members and passengers will be kept safer from potentially harmful molecules.
This project has received funding from the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 687014.