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Journal of Water Chemistry and Technology

, Volume 33, Issue 6, pp 369–376 | Cite as

The bioscope system—testing and validating a novel sensor for aqueous solutions

  • M. Sammer
  • C. Kamp
  • D. Yntema
  • M. Horner
  • E. C. Fuchs
  • G. Holler
  • J. Woisetschlager
  • E. Lankmayr
Analytical Chemistry
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Abatract

A novel device called the Bioscope System is investigated for feasibility as sensor for chemicals in aqueous solutions. Thereby a sample is examined by a pulsed voltage and electrical properties of that sample are measured. These electrical properties can be considered as a sum parameter of the sample in terms of conductivity and permittivity. It is demonstrated that the Bioscope System can indeed measure differences between different substances in aqueous solution and between different concentrations of the same substance in aqueous solution. A qualitative explanation is provided. Possible improvements of the system are suggested.

Keywords

aqueous solutions electromagnetic waves impedance permittivity sensor 

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© Allerton Press, Inc. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Sammer
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. Kamp
    • 1
  • D. Yntema
    • 1
  • M. Horner
    • 3
  • E. C. Fuchs
    • 1
  • G. Holler
    • 4
  • J. Woisetschlager
    • 5
  • E. Lankmayr
    • 2
  1. 1.Wetsus, Center of Excellence for Sustainable Water TechnologyAgoraThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Food ChemistryGraz University of TechnologyGrazAustria
  3. 3.Centre for Bioharmonic ResearchClarensSwitzerland
  4. 4.Institute of Electrical Measurement and Measurement Signal ProcessingGraz University of TechnologyGrazAustria
  5. 5.Institute for Thermal Turbomachinery and Machine DynamicsGraz University of TechnologyGrazAustria

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