The CTU University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings is developing, in cooperation with the University of Regional Development and the Banking Institute - AMBIS, nanofibers enabling more sensitive detection of odor traces, which in the future can be used by the police in solving serious crimes. Selected samples of different types of nanofibers are tested by specially trained dogs.
Laboratory of advanced biomaterials of CTU UCEEB within the project Využití vyspělých technologií v oblasti odorologie tested various types of polymers that the research team selected in 2020 as suitable commodities for long-term preservation of not only human odor for future use in comparing samples.
The selected samples passed the long-term odor sustainability test, with the result that some of them can easily retain the odors of people, drugs and endangered animals for up to 10 months according to the CITES convention. Further selection of the most suitable samples for long-term preservation of odors will gradually take place.
This year, among other things, the project team took part in the NECABIO international conference, which was mainly focused on the usability of polymers in industry, healthcare and other areas dealing with the protection of life and health.
The research was supported by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic as part of the ÉTA program.