CO2 Sensors in Academic Research

A student project named “Carbon Capture Using Solid Sorbents” was presented at the 2018 Florida State Science and Engineering Fair. The project employed the K33 ICB CO2 sensor from SenseAir.

CO2 Sensors in Academic Research

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Glenn Grimmett is a high-school student in Palm Beach County, Florida, who used the 30% non-dispersive infrared sensors for his scientific study to eliminate carbon dioxide from simulated industrial flue gas with amine-tethered organic polymers.

Selection and Reward

Only 950 students from over 11,000 students who presented their research at 37 Regional Fairs throughout Florida qualified for the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair held on March 28, 2018. Glenn was awarded second place at State in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Senior Division, competing against first-place champions from each respective district.


Given his high positioning at State, Grimmett consequently received the prestigious honor of representing Palm Beach County at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 16th, 2018. From more than 1000 research projects that were presented at the Palm Beach County Regional Science and Engineering Fair on December 14th, 2017, only six Palm Beach County students were selected to be ISEF Finalists.

Glenn is eager to present his scientific research at Intel ISEF in May alongside the best pre-collegiate scientific research projects from across the globe.

CO2 Sensors in Academic Research

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Upon being asked about working with Glenn, Ray Hicks, President of CO2Meter said to his father Michael, “Glenn asks great questions and has an immediate grasp of the answers. You certainly have an exceptional young man. It’s good to know his perseverance and tenacity is being recognized and opening further opportunities.”

All the employees of CO2Meter join with Ray in congratulating Glenn and are looking forward to his forthcoming success.

Here’s the true story.

Recently, Glenn’s father sent this update to CO2Meter:

The news keeps getting better!

As you know, my son Glenn competed in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in May. ISEF, a program of Society for Science & the Public, is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition.

Each year, approximately 1,800 high school students from more than 75 countries, regions, and territories are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for $4 million in prizes. Student finalists reaching ISEF represent the Best-of-the-Best as they must attain top placement in their respective state or country of origin to qualify for the competition. Project judging at ISEF is both rigorous and exhaustive, and is carried out by over 1,000 science, engineering, and industry professionals with PhD backgrounds, or equivalent degrees, and/or six years of relevant experience.

Glenn, using CO2 Meter’s K33-ICB CO2 sensors to monitor carbon dioxide removal from simulated industrial flue gas using amine-tethered organic polymers, had a podium finish at ISEF 2018 and received 2nd Place in Earth and Environmental Sciences, ranking him as one of the finest pre-collegiate environmental research projects in the world.

All of this couldn’t be achieved without your support. Glenn, my wife, and I are most grateful.  Ongoing research is in progress ... I’ll keep you posted.

Best, Michael


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