Next Generation Analytical Platforms for Environmental Sensing
Start Date: 1 December 2013 ; End Date: 31 May 2017
Summary of Project:
This project investigates ways to deliver revolutionary advances in liquid/sample handling combined with new approaches to performing sensitive in-situ analytical measurements. The goal of the project is to drive down the unit cost of these instruments by orders of magnitude to levels that can create a tipping point, at which the technology becomes ubiquitous.
Novel technologies that will contribute significantly to the realisation of next generation autonomous analytical instruments for distributed environmental monitoring.
New services based on the information generated by these instruments in real deployment scenarios.
Photoactuated polymer valve structures fully integrated within microfluidic channels.
Highly sensitive detector integrated with microfluidics sample preparation.
Photocontrolled functions such as filtering, preconcentration, uptake and release, surface activation/passivation.
TelLab’s role within this project focuses on the development of a portable pre-concentration method for analytes using reverse osmosis, e.g. Ammonia, Phosphate, Nitrate, Nitrite, Iron, Manganese. Potentially this system can be used where the concentration of analytes is lower than the Limits of Detection.
TelLab is the leader of Work Package 3 “Sampling and Pre-concentration” and Work Package 8 “Deployment of systems;” we are also responsible for the deployment of prototypes and are involved in all dissemination and exploitation activities.
For more details regarding the project and our partners, please go to http://www.napes.eu/