Development of an optical spectroscopy system prototype for fuel adulteration detection
Fuel adulteration affects a wide range of stakeholders ranging from consumers and fuel/energy companies to the state, the environment and public health. The "APOFASH" project combines the expertise of LPC S.A. (a member of the Motor Oil Group) in fuels and lubricants with the knowledge on lasers and spectroscopy of IESL-FORTH and optical instruments development experience of the Technical University of Crete in order to develop an innovative mobile optical spectroscopy system able to detect fuel adulteration at any point of interest with high sensitivity and low cost. This new approach will use the spectral footprint of a fuel or an adulterant in order to identify it in a sample. The prototype instrument will be compact, portable and designed for use by non-experts.