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Titolo: A Smart Nanofibrous Material for Adsorbing and Real-Time Detecting Elemental Mercury in Air

Anno di pubblicazione: 2016

Formato: Elettronico

Autori: Antonella Macagnano2, Viviana Perri1, Emiliano Zampetti2, Andrea Bearzotti2, Fabrizio De Cesare4, Francesca Sprovieri3, and Nicola Pirrone2

Affiliazioni autori: 1University of Calabria, via Pietro Bucci, Arcavacata, Rende 87036 (CS), Italy 2Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research-CNR, Via Salaria km 29,300 Montelibretti 00016 (RM), Italy 3Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research-CNR, Division of Rende, c/o UNICAL-Polifunzionale Arcavacata, Rende 87036 (CS) Italy 4DIBAF-University of Tuscia, Via S. Camillo de Lellis, 01100 Viterbo, Italy

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Lingua: inglese

Abstract: The combination of gold affinity for mercury with nanosized frameworks has allowed to design and fabricate novel kinds of sensors with promising sensing features for environmental applications. Specifically, conductive sensors based on composite nanofibrous electrospun layers of titania easily decorated with gold nanoparticles were developed to obtain nanostructured hybrid materials, capable of entrapping and revealing GEM traces from environment. The electrical properties of the resulting chemosensors were measured. Few minutes of air sampling were sufficient to detect the concentration of mercury in the air, in the range between 20-100 ppb, without using traps or gas carriers (LOD 1.5 ppb). Longer measurements allowed the sensor to detect lower concentrations of GEM. The resulting chemosensors are expected to be low-cost, very stable (due to the peculiar structure), and requiring low power, low maintenance and simple equipment to work.

Lingua abstract: inglese


Atmospheric chemistry and physics discussion Copernicus Publ.
Paese di pubblicazione: Germania
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 1680-7375

DOI: 10.5194/acp-2016-1077, 2016

Referee: Sė: Internazionale

Stato della pubblicazione: Published version

Parole chiave:

  • Atmospheric mercury
  • sensors

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