Lab-on-a-chip device for monitoring trace level arsenic

Project: Research project

Project Details


This study aims at the development of a low cost, lab-on-a-chip field instrument that is capable of determining the total inorganic arsenic concentration in water samples in a rapid, continuous, reproducible and accurate manner. The approach also precludes the tedious hydride generation methods used in conventional methodologies. By using a chelating agent and Supported Liquid Membrane Extraction (SLME) on a micro-scale platform, we propose to extract and concentrate As from aqueous samples, thus allowing for faster analysis and lower detection limits.

Effective start/end date3/1/052/28/06


  • U.S. Department of the Interior: $5,000.00


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