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Spectral barcode label for fighting illegal waste dumps

Ziółkowski, Bartosz and Lau, King-Tong and Diamond, Dermot (2010) Spectral barcode label for fighting illegal waste dumps. In: E-MRS 2010 Spring Meeting, 7-11 June 2010, Strasbourg, France.

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Illegal waste dumping is one of the biggest problem in environment protection. Shipments of waste are left in wastelands, forests or dumped into the sea. These activities are difficult to suppress because technologies available to track the waste, and hence the people responsible, are very limited.(1) This research focuses on developing an effective, low-cost way of labelling and detecting bulk waste material shipments. The technology is based on an easily retrievable material in the form of micro/nano magnets which are used as carrier for the spectral signal transducers (e.g. dyes and pigments). These pigment carrying magnetic particles are chemically and physically stable, can form unique spectral pattern to use as identifier tag. The project is divided into two parts: (i) the modification of the magnet particles with various dyes and pigments to form spectral codes (ii) the development of analytical technique for code readout

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Event Type:Conference
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Chemistry
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)
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Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Environmental Protection Agency
ID Code:15414
Deposited On:15 Jun 2010 14:39 by Bartosz Ziolkowski. Last Modified 13 Feb 2017 12:23

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