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Heavy metal detection combining stripping electrochemistry and piezoelectric sensor technology
Author(s): Lester A. French; Michael G. Schweyer; Janet B. Foley; Jeffrey C. Andle; Charles Watson; Mitchell R. M. Bruce; Alice E. Bruce; John F. Vetelino
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Paper Abstract

Mercury and other toxic, heavy metals must be detected at part per billion levels in drinking water and environmental monitoring applications. No portable technology is presently capable of providing the required sensitivity, simplicity or reliability. Piezoelectric sensor technology and electrochemical technology have both offered sound approaches to the detection of these pollutants. Both exhibit limitations which prevent their widespread acceptance in water quality assurance and in environmental remediation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3539, Chemical Microsensors and Applications, (18 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.333745
Show Author Affiliations
Lester A. French, BIODE, Inc. (United States)
Michael G. Schweyer, BIODE, Inc. (United States)
Janet B. Foley, BIODE, Inc. (United States)
Jeffrey C. Andle, BIODE, Inc. (United States)
Charles Watson, Univ. of Maine (United States)
Mitchell R. M. Bruce, Univ. of Maine (United States)
Alice E. Bruce, Univ. of Maine (United States)
John F. Vetelino, Univ. of Maine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3539:
Chemical Microsensors and Applications
Stephanus Buettgenbach, Editor(s)

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