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Proceedings 2018, 2(13), 828; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2130828

Screen-Printed f-EM Sensors Based on Two Chelating-Polymers and a Metal Oxide for the Continuous Detection of Cu Ions in Surface Water

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Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool L3 3AF, UK
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Faculty of Science, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool L3 3AF, UK
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Animalia AS, Norwegian Meat and Poultry Research Centre, PO Box Økern, 0513 Oslo, Norway
Presented at the Eurosensors 2018 Conference, Graz, Austria, 9–12 September 2018.
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Published: 7 December 2018
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Abstract

Pollutants affect water worldwide and consequently present a risk to both the environment and to human health. Cu is an essential element for many organisms, but becomes toxic at relatively high concentrations. Current laboratory-based methods are not able to monitor water quality continuously, as they require laborious sampling and offline monitoring. A potential method that is capable to addressing this problem, guaranteeing the continuous monitoring of water resources, is the integration of microwave spectroscopy with functionalised electromagnetic (f-EM) sensors. The feasibility of using this combined method for achieving a more specific response toward low concentrations of Cu has been demonstrated.
Keywords: Cu pollution; thick film; functionalised EM sensors; microwave spectroscopy; chelating polymers Cu pollution; thick film; functionalised EM sensors; microwave spectroscopy; chelating polymers
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Frau, I.; Wylie, S.; Byrne, P.; Cullen, J.; Korostynska, O.; Mason, A. Screen-Printed f-EM Sensors Based on Two Chelating-Polymers and a Metal Oxide for the Continuous Detection of Cu Ions in Surface Water. Proceedings 2018, 2, 828.

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