Project

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

Duration
01 October 2018 → Ongoing
Funding
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
Keywords
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.