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Miniaturized platform for gaseous sensing using LED's and microfluidic paper analytical devices

Grant number: 16/16830-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): February 13, 2017
Effective date (End): September 01, 2017
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Arnaldo Alves Cardoso
Grantee:João Flávio da Silveira Petruci
Supervisor: Peter Hauser
Host Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Araraquara , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Basel, Switzerland  
Associated to the scholarship:13/22995-4 - Luminescent sensor for in situ determination of reduced sulfur compounds in gaseous matrices using palladium compounds, BP.PD


The aim of this project is the development of a portable and miniaturized platform to be applied in the in situ determination of a single or multi compounds in gaseous matrices. Gaseous samples will be collected using specific reagents and/or sorbents impregnated on solids into a reduced dimensions preconcentrator (i.e pipette-tip), eluted and then detected directly in a microfluidic paper analytical device (µPAD) or after previous separation in an electrophoretic lab-on-a-chip device. Optical detection (i.e absorbance or fluorescence) will be employed in the platform assembling by using dedicated LED's (UV-VIS range), fiber optics, photodiodes and electronics connected to a portable platform (i.e laptops, smartphones or tablets). The platform will be validated against the determination of H2S, NH3, NO2 and SO2.

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PETRUCI, JOAO FLAVIO DA SILVEIRA; LIEBETANZ, MICHAEL G.; CARDOSO, ARNALDO ALVES; HAUSER, PETER C.. Absorbance detector for high performance liquid chromatography based on a deep-UV light-emitting diode at 235 nm. Journal of Chromatography A, v. 1512, p. 143-146, . (16/16830-0)
DA SILVEIRA PETRUCI, JOAO FLAVIO; HAUSER, PETER C.; CARDOSO, ARNALDO ALVES. Colorimetric paper-based device for gaseous hydrogen cyanide quantification based on absorbance measurements. SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL, v. 268, p. 392-397, . (16/16830-0, 15/23265-5)

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