Special Issue "Sensor Innovations for Applications in Water Protection and Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2021.
Interests: optical sensing; analytes (nutrients, metals, E. coli, pharmaceuticals, emerging contaminants); biosensors; centrifugal microfluidic sensors; antifouling for sensors, autonomous systems
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Currently, the most popular sensors for water monitoring applications include monitoring of temperature, conductivity, turbidity, colour, and pH. In recent decades, devices have become smaller and more rugged and stable, leading to greater reliability. In recent years, major advances have taken place in the measurement of species such as trace metals, nutrients (nitrate, nitrite, phosphate, ammonia), and E. coli using electrochemical and optical techniques. The convergence of materials science, engineering, integration, and the demand for new analyte-specific sensors poses a significant challenge, and researchers are delivering exciting new developments.
This Special Issue “Sensor Innovations for Applications in Water Protection and Management” will highlight developments and improvements to sensors and sensing technologies. There is potential for scientists to demonstrate how information supplied from reliable sensors is necessary for the growth of “big” data analytics, creating opportunities for novel applications and alternative measurements.
In particular, this Special Issue invites novel work demonstrating the use of existing sensors in real applications; the development of novel chemical and biosensors for assessment of water quality; low-cost sensors; autonomous systems for long-term deployment; sensors for challenging parameters like bacteria, toxins, emerging contaminants, or other topics that demonstrate the challenge and huge opportunities for new research and development in sensors, engineering, integration, and implementation in real-world challenges.
Prof. Dr. Fiona Regan
Manuscript Submission Information
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- optical sensing
- deployment and field application
- water quality
- data analysis