Publication: Research - peer-review › Article in proceedings – Annual report year: 2012
Pesticides play a key role in the high yields achieved in modern agricultural food production. Besides their positive effect on increasing productivity they are intentionally toxic, often towards non-target organisms and contaminated food products can have a serious impact on human and environmental health. This paper demonstrates the potential of a gold nanoparticle-based microfluidic sensor for in field detection of dithiocarbamate pesticides at remote locations. Combining the attractive optical properties of gold nanoparticles with on chip mixing and detection, using a simple digital camera, a detection limit of 16 μg L-1 for Ziram, a dithiocarbamate pesticide, was obtained.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of MicroTAS 2012|
|Number of pages||3|
|Conference||International Conference of Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences|
|Period||28/10/12 → 01/11/12|
- Dithiocarbamate Detection, Gold Nanoparticle, Fluorescence, Environmental Monitoring
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