Printable highly selective chemoresistor gel-based sensor arrays with antibody - diagnostic platform for rapid sensing of illegal steroids in natural waters
Large fixed sensors for smoke and carbon monoxide are familiar in houses. Similar sensors, either fixed of hand-held, can be used to measure a range of pollutants in natural waters. What cannot easily be measured are most biologically important coumpunds, including antibiotics, steroids, other hormones, toxins.This project will develop simple, disposable printed sensors that can be designed to detect any specific compound using enzymes or antibodies to give the specificity. Such sensors would have widespread application for moniroting natural waters and industrial processes.
If you want to read more about this project, you can do so at erc.epa.ie.
Science Foundation Ireland not EPA
Prof Paul Calvert
Keywords: Domestic sensors; Water pollution; Moniroting; Biological compounds