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Nanoextraction, separation and detection of micropollutants in one single and simple step

Project description

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.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-PoC
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Host institution

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 60 000

Beneficiaries (2)

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE GOVERNORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
Canada
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
1-560 Enterprise Square 10230 Jasper Avenue Research Services Office
T5J 4P6 Edmonton Alberta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments