Anthrax Detection Device

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The BSM-2000 is a Bacterial spore detection system developed by Universal Detection Technology in collaboration with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, that can detect Anthrax Spores in the air.

How the device functions[edit]

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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