Anthrax Detection Device
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How the device functions
By taking continuous air samples and using heat to cause the spores to release a chemical called dipicolinic acid, which is unique to bacterial spores. The acid reacts with a sensor which produces an intense green luminescence under ultraviolet light. The concentration of the spore sample can be determined by the intensity of illuminescense.
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