Abstract

Chloroform in water is an environmental contaminant with health implications. Common detection methods tend to be bulky and/or expensive. We propose turning commercially available microfabricated quartz tuning forks into chloroform detectors by modifying them with proper polymer wires. This type of sensor has demonstrated its usefulness in detecting other analytes such as water vapor, ethanol, nitroethylbenzene, ammonia, etc. In addition, the proposed sensor can be quite portable, relatively low cost and with good sensitivity. With the low cost and low power consumption of each individual tuning fork sensor, an array of sensors can be readily employed to further improve selectivity and reducing interferences from other chemicals without the use of gas/liquid chromatography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
StatePublished - 2007
Event234th ACS National Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Aug 19 2007Aug 23 2007

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Other234th ACS National Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period8/19/078/23/07

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Chloroform
Tuning
Water
Sensors
Quartz
Liquid chromatography
Steam
Sensor arrays
Ammonia
Gas chromatography
Costs
Polymers
Electric power utilization
Ethanol
Health
Wire
Impurities
Detectors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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Tsow, F., Kruger, K. C., Tao, N., Forzani, E., & Westerhoff, P. (2007). Microfabricated tuning fork sensors: Chloroform in water. In ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts

Microfabricated tuning fork sensors : Chloroform in water. / Tsow, Francis; Kruger, K. C.; Tao, Nongjian; Forzani, Erica; Westerhoff, Paul.

ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2007.

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Tsow, F, Kruger, KC, Tao, N, Forzani, E & Westerhoff, P 2007, Microfabricated tuning fork sensors: Chloroform in water. in ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 234th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA, United States, 8/19/07.
Tsow F, Kruger KC, Tao N, Forzani E, Westerhoff P. Microfabricated tuning fork sensors: Chloroform in water. In ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2007
Tsow, Francis ; Kruger, K. C. ; Tao, Nongjian ; Forzani, Erica ; Westerhoff, Paul. / Microfabricated tuning fork sensors : Chloroform in water. ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2007.
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