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Disposable solid-contact ion-selective electrodes for environmental monitoring of lead with ppb

Anastasova, Salzitsa and Radu, Aleksandar and Matzeu, Giusy and Zuliani, Claudio and Diamond, Dermot and Mattinen, Ulriika and Bobacka, Johan (2012) Disposable solid-contact ion-selective electrodes for environmental monitoring of lead with ppb. Electrochimica Acta, 73 . pp. 93-97. ISSN 0013-4686

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Solid-contact Pb2+-selective-electrodes and solid contact reference electrodes suitable for use as disposable sensing devices for environmental monitoring of lead have been prepared on screen-printed substrates. Accurate control over the fabrication procedures leads to excellent reproducibility of their calibration characteristics such as slope, offset and limit of detection. In particular, the limit of detection in the nanomolar range opens the possibility of their use for trace analysis of Pb2+ in environmental water samples. Significantly, the potentiometric measurements correlate well with data determined using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) in a number of real samples taken from local rivers. Ways in which these sensors might be employed in autonomous platforms for monitoring water quality in-situ are discussed. The possibility of including arrays of virtually identical sensors is highlighted as a possible route to achieve long-term deployments.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ion-selective electrode; Pb2+, electrochemical sensors; environmental monitoring; wireless sensor networks; screen printing
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Analytical chemistry
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
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Copyright Information:© 2012 Elsevier BV
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Enterprise Ireland (grant 07/RFP/MASF812) and the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes grant 2084/31/06), which are part of the EU MATERA ERA-NET initiative. , The authors would also like to thank Science Foundation Ireland (grant 07/NAP210) for financial support. AR would like to thank to DCU for a Research Fellowship and Research Career Start Fellowship.
ID Code:16761
Deposited On:15 Jun 2012 09:34 by Claudio Zuliani. Last Modified 04 Nov 2016 11:57

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