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Continuous monitoring of chemical parameters using single-use sensor systems (CONSENSUS)

Objective

A system will be demonstrated with a capability of making more than 1000 measurements of 6 different industrially and environmentally relevant chemical parameters employing single-use sensors. Current methods of on-line measurement of chemical parameters for process control and environmental monitoring suffer from high cost of ownership due to the need for frequent calibration and maintenance. Consequently, the monitoring of critical parameters is often omitted, endangering both public health and the environment and increasing the cost of manufactured goods. Single-use sensors require no calibration and are intrinsically low maintenance, but are not used for quasi-continuous monitoring due to the cost of the labor involved. It is therefore proposed that a generic format and an instrument for the development of a plurality of single-use chemical sensors be developed with significantly lower cost of ownership than present systems.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNILEVER UK CENTRAL RESOURCES LTD
Address
Quarry Road East
L63 3JW Wirral
United Kingdom

Participants (8)

APPLIKON DEPENDABLE INSTRUMENTS BV
Netherlands
Address
De Brauwweg 13
3100 AC Schiedam
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland
Address
Dublin City University
9 Dublin
KODAK LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Headstone Drive
HA1 1PF Harrow
MFN LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Reading Road South 14
GU13 9QL Hampshire
OXLEY DEVELOPMENTS COMPANY LTD
United Kingdom
Address
St. Thomas Street 35
SE1 9SN London
SWISS CENTER FOR ELECTRONICS AND MICROTECHNOLOGY S.A.
Switzerland
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2007 Neuchatel
UNIVERSITY OF LUTON
United Kingdom
Address
Park Square
LU1 3JU Luton
YORKSHIRE WATER SERVICES LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Halifax Road - Western House
BD6 2LZ Bradford