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Special Issue "Advanced Electrochemical Sensors and Environmental Monitoring"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2019).
Interests: electrochemical sensors; nanomaterials; nanocomposites; portable devices for environmental monitoring and cultural heritage; chemically modified electrodes
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Interests: development of electrochemical sensors and biosensors for electrochemical and biomedical applications; environmental electroanalysis; modified electrodes; nanoelectrodes and arrays of nanoelectrodes; nanostructured electrodes
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Special Issue in Sensors: Advanced Sensors Based on Carbon Electrodes
Interests: environmental and chemical engineering; characterization and biological treatment of gaseous effluents; biofiltration; sulfur and nitrogen cycle; monitoring and modelling of bioprocesses; biofilms; nutrient removal; industrial waste management; urban solid waste management
Our world is constantly evolving. New manufacturing companies and products used in everyday life are responsible for environmental problems and other serious problems. Modern industrial activities have left wide-spread hazardous pollution in soil, water, and the atmosphere. Furthermore, there is a global concern about the environmental impact of persistent pollutants in the environment. In this context, attempts to develop novel methods/technologies for environmental monitoring in real-time have become one of the main challenges of analytical chemistry. Since traditional analytical methods consist of multiple steps (e.g., sampling, transport, and pre-treatment) and are rather costly and time consuming, the emphasis nowadays is shifted towards the use of remote, automated systems in a miniaturized fashion. The tracking of chemical compounds in the environment remains challenging due to the full integration of the sensing system in an autonomous manner. It must be considered that a fully integrated device must provide storage containers, power supply, detection, and electronics for process control and data transfer.
This field represents a particularly important and demanding area in which electrochemical sensors and biosensors find growing employment, where new sensing problems and challenges are continuously emerging, and where new innovative solutions are achieved. The well-known characteristics of electrochemical sensors, such as low detection limits, sensitivity, portability, and the possibility of automation and customization, are responsible for the success of these devices.
Indeed, sensors based on electrochemical and bioelectrochemical principles have become more widespread in recent years to monitor environmental conditions in a variety of systems, processes, and environments ranging from mixed and defined systems to static, complex biofilms found in several environmental conditions. These devices allow measurements discontinuously (“single shot” sensors or repetitive measurements), continuously (over a short period, such as detectors in flow systems), or permanently (over a long period), which can be very attractive in the environmental field.
In this Special Issue, we encourage scientists worldwide to provide impactful research regarding each one of the aforementioned requirements in a fully deployable device.
Prof. Dr. Federica Valentini
Prof. Dr. Ligia Maria Moretto
Prof. Dr. David Gabriel
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- Environmental and bioprocess monitoring
- Biofilms profiling and characterization
- Inkjet printing
- Nanomaterials and sensors
- Chemically modified electrodes
- Integrated portable sensor arrays
- Sensors tattoo
- Deployable devices