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Manufacture of portable and low cost electrochemical sensors using superficial pyrolisis of paper platforms for environmental analysis

Grant number: 17/23166-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2018
Effective date (End): January 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry
Principal researcher:Lucio Angnes
Grantee:Gustavo Lopes Camelo
Home Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This project aims to develop a methodology to manufacture portable electrochemical sensors on cellulosic substrates using surface-induced laser pyrolysis as a method to produce the electrodes on the paper surface. Such sensors will be modified by the incorporation of metallic elements - previously or during the manufacturing steps - or modify the electrodes subsequently, in order to provide electrocatalytic properties, better detectability or even more versatility in the analysis of environmental samples. The low manufacturing cost and the inherent portability of the devices will provide the analysis directly on-site to detect and /or monitor the toxic or hazardous compounds in the environment, such as pollutants, pesticides or relevant species for quality of water. (AU)

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