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A project log for Meter to Monitor Ketoacidosis Via Breath

Portable, simple and inexpensive test to alert diabetics to elevated levels of Ketones, without the need for blood or urine testing.

Tom MeehanTom Meehan 05/03/2018 at 05:130 Comments

I'm presently focused on desiccants that are non reactive with acetone, but absorb water, are easy to regenerate and inexpensive.

Currently I'm looking at Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salts) and Calcium Sulfate (Drierite). I don't have any Drierite on hand but I do have Epsom Salts.

I put together a chamber with a DHT11 sensor to test the effectiveness of drying breath samples in real time.  I'll update this project with my results, along with pictures and video.

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