NJIT Newsroom tagged with "carcinogens" Updates about what's happening on and around the NJIT campus. http://www.njit.edu/news en-us 2014 New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu/uicomponents/images/sub_logo.gif New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu 60 NJIT Professor Obtains Patent To Uncover Trace Elements of Airborne Pollutants http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-121.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-121.phpTue, 20 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400 A breakthrough patent awarded to an NJIT researcher will enable manufacturers to create a device to uncover miniscule amounts of airborne pollutants. Using computer chip technology, Somenath Mitra, PhD, professor and chair of NJIT's Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, has developed and patented what could eventually become a simple keychain device to detect tiny, though potentially lethal, amounts of airborne carcinogens.

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