In order to address global problems with sensors, we know that we will need millions to billions of sensors. This implies a low cost and a sensor design amenable to high volume production. The solution to the World Health Organization’s recognized air quality crisis is accelerated by a global air quality network and this network will need Ozone and nitrogen dioxide sensors as these are lung irritants produced by anthropogenic activity. Business models for the practicality of trillions of connected devices and sensors are emerging in the IoT. Our manufacturing process for the nano-catalyst electrodes involves screen printing for low cost and high volume and it combines the best practices of the semiconductor microfabrication industry with the speed and low cost of the Printed Electronics revolution. This approach can meet the needs for new high volume low cost sensors and accelerate our fight against climate change. Many more sensor products and applications are expected as crowd-sourced pollution measurements are enabled and IoT connected devices allow instant communication of vital information.
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