MicroChem: A miniaturized chemical sensing system

  • Telleman, Pieter (Project Manager)
  • Dirac, Paul Andreas Holger (Project Participant)
  • Geschke, Oliver (Project Participant)
  • Denninger, Mark (Project Participant)

    Project Details

    Description

    The objective of the European funded MicroChem project is to develop a new chemical sensing system for monitoring and process control of waste water, recipients and drinking water. The proposed sensing system is based on a micro analysis system with a rugged and reliable design and it will perform multiple analyses of small ions at concenration levels typically ranging from 10 ppb to 10 ppm for drinking water applications and 100 ppb to 100 ppm for waste water applications.
    The sensing system will take its origin from existing products for measuring phosphate, ammonia and nitrate in waste water. These sensors are sophisticated systems fabricated from a high number of fine mechanics and fluidic mechanics parts. Recent developments in Micro System Technology (MST), in particular micro fluidics and micro optics presents obvious possibilities for substantial improvements.
    The research effort of the MicroChem project will provide new knowledege on micro system durability and reliablity, which will be of general importance to future microsystem developments.
    European partners: Danfoss A/S (DK), University of Neuchâtel (CH), Dublin City University (IRL), Gesellschaft für Silizium-Mikrosysteme mbH (D), and Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux (F).
    StatusActive
    Effective start/end date01/09/1998 → …