Bullet Sensors & Transducers e-Digest, Vol. 61, Issue 11, November 2005: Product News

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Methanol Concentration Sensor

 

 

Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc. (ISSYS) in Ypsilanti, Michigan, announced the small methanol concentration sensors under development, targeting the active Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) market. These small sensors can also be utilized in a variety of other industrial and analytical applications for the need of a low-cost, accurate, small, inline density or chemical concentration sensors.

 

ISSYS' sensors are based on Micro ElectroMechanical System (MEMS) technology. This microfluidic technology offers advantages in system and sample size, cost and reliability over current approaches to fluidic density, methanol concentration and chemical concentration measurement.

 

The use of a methanol concentration sensor is essential for the practical application of a variety of DMFC technologies. Currently ISSYS' technology offers the only efficient solution for the DMFC application, particularly due to its outstanding accuracy, stability and potential low cost. Furthermore, unlike previous methanol concentration sensors, ISSYS' products operate over a wide temperature range and are not sensitive to chemical impurities. 

 

Fuel cells offer a big improvement in portability over conventional battery packs. Applications for DFMC technology include laptop computers, PDAs, camcorders and other portable consumer electronics.

 

 

Contact:

 

Doug Sparks,

Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc.(ISSYS), 

Ypsilanti

Tel.: 734-547-9896 Ext. 119

Fax: 734-547-9964

E-mail: dsparks@mems-issys.com

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