Iran unveils nano-sensors detecting oil spills, pollutant gases

Business Materials 27 June 2015 11:36 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, June 27

By Fatih Karimov - Trend:

Scientists at the Iranian Oil Industry's Research Center have manufactured seven nano-sensors which are able to detect oil spills and pollutant gases.

Samples of the nano-sensors will be tested in different climatic conditions at oilfields to study the eruption of gas from oilfields, which may be explosive, Iran's ISNA news agency quoted Hamideh Samari-Jahromi, the manager of the project, as saying on June 27.

The sensors can detect some pollutant gases, including carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, benzene, toluene, and xylene, she said.

The sensors can also be used to measure leakage of oil from storage facilities, she noted.