25 July, 2017
Extending its ongoing relationship with Amity University, India’s leading research and innovation driven private university, ECOTECH has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the university’s Gurgaon campus, located in Manesar, Haryana.The MOU establishes a collaborative relationship to facilitate ongoing scientific research in aerosol monitoring. The formal alliance focuses on research projects that will characterise particulate matter under different weather and environmental conditions using the ECOTECH Aurora™ 4000 Polar Integrating Multispectral Nephelometer.
In the coming months, the ECOTECH instrument will be installed at the university to monitor air quality in and around the 110 acre campus.
ECOTECH AuroraTM 4000 Polar Integrating Multispectral Nephelometer
The AuroraTM 4000 (pictured below) is the world’s only commercially available polar integrating nephelometer.
ECOTECH’s exclusive design uses three wavelength technology and automatically measures scattering in different angular sectors by varying its backscatter shutter’s position. It provides more specific light scattering measurements with up to 17 different angles per measurement.
Using an innovative LED light source, the Aurora™ 4000 simultaneously measures at 525 nm (green), 450 nm (blue) and 635 nm (red) to enable wide and in-depth analysis of the interaction between light and aerosols. These added capabilities provide easy automatic calibration and comprehensive data allowing a greater characterisation of aerosol scattering than basic backscatter measurement.
Amity University will receive ongoing technical advice from ECOTECH and the nephelometer will be serviced and supported locally through ECOTECH’s scientific research equipment distributor, Tesscorn in Bengaluru, Bangalore.
In addition to the nephelometer, the MOU between ECOTECH and Amity University also outlines how both parties will share information regarding academic opportunities in India and abroad, as well as relevant technological and scientific advancements.
ECOTECH’s global commitment to innovation and progress
The MOU and growing relationship with Amity University enhances ECOTECH’s commitment to work closely with academic and research facilities to improve environmental conditions around the world.
ECOTECH’s physical presence in India and its extensive understanding of the local business and regulatory landscape puts ECOTECH at the forefront of environmental monitoring in that country.