Project title: Wireless network of hydrogen passive flex-on-chip sensors based on onion–like carbon (OLC) manipulated via dielectrophoresis


        The high potential of hydrogen (H2) as one of near-zero-emissions energy solution revolutionising the low-carbon energy and transport sectors has been fully recognized at international industrial and academic level.H2 represents an alternative replacement for fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas in furnaces, internal combustion engines, turbines and jet engines. To date, on-board (mobile or portable) and off-board (stationary) H2 storage demonstrated to be a viable and economical alternative energy solution.
       In spite of this high-potential application and expected deployment, the increase of H2 demand is requesting continuous improvement and special attention for ensuring high-level safety and prevention measures in H2 production and consumption facilities for avoiding H2 leakage, as well as development of new technologies for rigorous and continuous monitoring of H2 leak.
        In accordance with the actual concerns of academic and industrial society, the overall scientific objective of H2Sense is to design, develop, test and validate an innovative real-time alerting wireless network of passive flex-on-chip sensors based on onion–like carbon (OLC) manipulated via dielectrophoresis (DEP) able to signalize unexpected hazardous hydrogen leakage at the level of off-board (stationary) and on-board (mobile) applications.
        In order to reach the main goal of the proposal a set of actions/activities has been planned within a period of 23 months, a five work packages work plan was designed and developed by the Consortium’s members leaded by TUIASI.