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Development and deployment of a microfluidic platform for water quality monitoring

Cleary, John and Maher, Damien and Diamond, Dermot (2013) Development and deployment of a microfluidic platform for water quality monitoring. In: Mukhopadhyay, Subhas C. and Mason, Alex, (eds.) Smart Sensors for Real-Time Water Quality Monitoring. Smart Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation . Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 2013, pp. 125-148. ISBN 978-3-642-37005-2

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There is an increasing demand for autonomous sensor devices which can provide reliable data on key water quality parameters at a higher temporal and geographical resolution than is achievable using current approaches to sampling and monitoring. Microfluidic technology, in combination with rapid and on-going developments in the area of wireless communications, has significant potential to address this demand due to a number of advantageous features which allow the development of compact, low-cost and low-powered analytical devices. Here we report on the development of a microfluidic platform for water quality monitoring. This system has been successfully applied to in-situ monitoring of phosphate in environmental and wastewater monitoring applications. We describe a number of the technical and practical issues encountered and addressed during these deployments and summarise the current status of the technology.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Microfluidics; autonomous sensing; chemical sensors; water quality monitoring; environmental sensing
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Analytical chemistry
Physical Sciences > Chemical detectors
Physical Sciences > Environmental chemistry
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)
Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
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Funders:Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland
ID Code:18122
Deposited On:17 Jun 2013 10:58 by John Cleary. Last Modified 17 Feb 2017 11:12

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