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Development of cost-effective sensor for the in-situ monitoring of heavy metals

Lacour, Gareth and McCaul, Margaret and Donohoe, Andrew and Diamond, Dermot (2017) Development of cost-effective sensor for the in-situ monitoring of heavy metals. In: Insight Student Conference 2017, 8 Sept 2017, Cork, Ireland.

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Abstract

Heavy Metals are of environmental interest due to persistence in both fresh and marine water environments 1. Heavy metals in seawater come from both natural process and anthropogenic activities. 2. The main sources of anthropogenic pollution by heavy metals in the coastal regions include industrial wastes, liquid effluents and paint degradation of ships 3. Metal ions such as copper, zinc and cadmium at low concentrations are necessary micronutrients, however at higher concentration they become toxic for the aquatic ecosystems. It is therefore important to monitor such metals continuously. Herein we present a low cost autonomous sensing platform for the in-situ determination of cadmium, copper and lead in marine waters. The sensor was developed under the COMMONSENSE FP7 project (614155) and has been field tested at sites of environmental importance.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:No
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Analytical chemistry
Biological Sciences > Microfluidics
Physical Sciences > Electrochemistry
Engineering > Environmental engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:UNSPECIFIED
Copyright Information:© 2017 The Author(s)
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:European Union Seventh Framework COMMONSENSE FP7 (614155)
ID Code:22044
Deposited On:27 Sep 2017 10:53 by Gareth Lacour. Last Modified 27 Sep 2017 10:57

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