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Current, emerging and future technologies for sensing the environment

Diamond, Dermot (2009) Current, emerging and future technologies for sensing the environment. In: International Environmental Nanotechnology Conference 2008, October 7-9, 2008, Chicago, USA.

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Abstract

This paper reviews current technologies that are used for environmental monitoring, and presents emerging technologies that will dramatically improve our ability to obtain spatially distributed, real-time data about key indicators of environmental quality at specific locations. Futuristic approaches to environmental monitoring that employ fundamental breakthroughs in materials science to revolutionise the way we monitor our environment will also be considered. In particular, approaches employing biomimetic and 'adaptive'/'stimuli-responsive' materials will be highlighted, as these could play an important role in the realization of small, low power, low cost, autonomous sensing and communications platforms that could form the building blocks of the much vaunted environmental 'sensor web'.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:environmental sensing; remote sensing;
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Analytical chemistry
Physical Sciences > Chemical detectors
Physical Sciences > Environmental chemistry
Biological Sciences > Biosensors
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Chemical Sciences
Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Published in:Proceedings of the International Conference 'International Perspectives on Environmental Nanotechnology'. Volume 1. USA EPA.
Publisher:USA EPA
Official URL:http://www.epa.gov/OSP/hstl/Nano2008v2.pdf
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland, Environmental Protection Agency, Marine Institute, Enterprise Ireland
ID Code:15341
Deposited On:07 Apr 2010 10:23 by Dermot Diamond. Last Modified 26 Apr 2010 12:02

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