Capacitive sensors for detection of neonicotinoids in water and urine in Egypt

01 October 2018 → 30 September 2022
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical chemistry
    • Physical chemistry
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance
  • Engineering and technology
    • Process engineering
    • Polymeric materials
Electrochemical sensor Capacitive sensors Neonicotinoids Pesticides Molecularly imprinted polymers
Project description

Contamination of water in Egypt with pesticides is a huge problem. A novel, fast and cheap detection method (based on capacitive sensing) will be developed to monitor neonicotinoids in water. The level of human exposure will be studied as well for the first time in Egypt through detection of neonicotinoids
and their metabolites in urine.