Extracting, separating and detecting micropollutants in one simple step
Sample preparation is the most difficult step in an analysis. Current methods used to extract and separate miniscule substances in liquid samples are laborious, time-consuming and costly. They also often involve the use of toxic solvents. The EU-funded NanoEX project intends to develop a novel sample preparation technique that could overcome these shortcomings. It will achieve this by means of a surface nanodroplet-based sensing approach for liquid-liquid extraction and online analysis of traces of analytes in aqueous solutions. The proposed approach, referred to as nanoextraction, can potentially extract, separate and detect micropollutants in one easy step. Owing to its ease of use and small scale, the technology has the potential to improve state-of-the-art solutions available in current markets.
Field of science
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