Leptospirillum is a genus of oxidizing bacteria of iron, which plays an important role in industrial bioleaching and biooxidation processes. The Leptospirillum is one of extremophile bacteria found in Rio Tinto.
Monitoring station for contaminated areas
Leptos is a project in development for the construction of gas detection and monitoring station to be deployed in the field for long periods of time. Will be equipped with MQ-2 sensors for the detection of lethal gases, PPD42 to detect solid suspended particles the and a BME280 for temperature, humidity and barometric pressure. Leptos station is thought to be located in the vicinity of highly contaminated areas and carry out monitoring in real time of lethal gases and suspended particles emissions. Offers energetic autonomy through a solar panle and will be connected to the online platform of the I.M.V.E.C. through Wifi or GPRS.
With the Leptos project our main goal is to facilitate to the citizenship a tool of surveillance and control of the contaminated areas that affect them directly and to provide an accesible tool, easy to build and economic for the anticipation to disasters in the environment.