RA-SIOMRI - Recherche Action - Solutions Innovantes et Opérationnelles dans le domaine de la Maîtrise des Risques Industriels au sein d’un environnement urbain et dense

Rremote sensing and in situ networked sensors for monitoring and early warning of industrial particle plumes. – NETPLUME

Submission summary

The issues linked to the sustainable development of territories can be traced in the air. They concern climate, air quality, and exposure risks. Few observations, however, reflect these issues. The obstacles are mainly technological and logistical: it is necessary to be able to cover a territory with a representative measure.

The NETPLUME project is positioned in the field of monitoring industrial emissions, under normal conditions and in accident situations. Its objective is to demonstrate an unprecedented capacity to quickly report an anomaly in the particle emissions of an industrial site in order to launch an early warning, then to help those involved in risk management to regain control by acting as a tool for locating and characterizing the incident.

Because the patented device include in the instrumental approach not only saves its data but also a continuous sampling of particles that were previously found in the air, it also participates in experience feedback work, which is fundamental in order to make all the players in industrial safety evolve towards best practices.

NETPLUME's partners, LPCA Dunkerque and LAERO Toulouse, provide an original response to this technological challenge. The innovation of the project is twofold. It combines on the one hand the analysis of tracers in real time but also off-line, and on the other hand combines in situ measurements and remote sensing. Sensor systems are compact in relation to their measurement capability and the corresponding conventional instruments.

NETPLUME will develop in close relation with the Urban Community of Dunkirk and the institutional and industrial actors of this territory.

The commercial development of the demonstrated solution will be carried by a startup in the process of spin-off at CEA, linked to the Dunkirk territory, and whose creation is targeted at the beginning of 2021.

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Help of the ANR 150,000 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: June 2021 - 18 Months

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