Project: Innovative materials and sensors design for relative humidity monitoring in harsh operative conditions

The aim of this project is the development of new, reliable humidity sensors able to work at high temperatures and in corrosive atmospheres usually find, for example, in ceramic manufacturing, brick and tiles production, compost preparation, dairy farming, bread cooking..., as current commercial devices cannot withstand temperatures over 150°C for a long time. In this research project, nanostructured sensing materials based on iron oxide (hematite) used as such or deposited on a low-cost substrate characterized by a high specific surface area, such as a natural inorganic phylosilicate (sepiolite) powder, by a wet chemical route, are proposed. Thanks to its high versatility, being easily used to rapidly fabricate components even with complex geometries that cannot be manufactured by using conventional methods, direct inkjet printing will be chosen for the device production.

Acronym INNOHU
Duration 01/11/2012 - 31/10/2014
Project Topic Other technologies/products related to the manufacturing field
Call MANUNET Call 2012

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 CEAM Control Equipment srl Coordinator Italy
2 Nano4 Partner Belgium
3 Centre de Recherches de l’Industrie Belge de la Céramique Partner Belgium