near-infrared diode sensor for carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and methane

A pollution indicator on our car dashboard?
Posted by Roland Piquepaille

This might soon be possible according to researchers at the University of Manchester. They’ve designed a near-infrared diode laser sensor able to record levels of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and methane directly from your car’s exhaust..

This system has been developed by Dr Philip Martin of the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science (CEAS) at The University of Manchester…”

http://blogs.zdnet.com/emergingtech/?p=65

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