Scientists at Bangor University are helping develop new technology to protect air passengers from terror attacks. The scientists are working on sensor technology which they hope will detect explosives at airports.
They are part of Nanosecure, a European consortium of academics and industrialists developing an integrated system which will detect airborne explosives, narcotics, chemical and biological agents. The system will also be able to decontaminate the air from chemical and bio agents should some be detected by integrating with a building's air-conditioning units.
Chris Gwenin, from the School of Chemistry, said the group's aim is to integrate the new system with existing security measures at airports One of the consortium's partners is Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport where the units will be trialed.