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A Novel Electrochemical Detection Strategy for Heavy Metal Monitoring (DOE 2001 SBIR Phase 1)
Investigator: Dr. Michael T. Carter, Principal Investigator, eltron@eltronresearch.com, 303-530-0263
Company: Eltron Research, Inc., 4600 Nautilus Court South, Boulder, CO 80301-3241, Eileen Sammells, Business Official, sammells@eltronresearch.com
Contract Information: DOE SBIR FY 2001 Phase I, Grant No. DE-FG03-01ER83239
Period of Performance: NA
SBIR Funds: $99,998
Abstract: This project will develop a low-cost, portable monitor system for heavy metals (including lead, mercury, zinc, arsenic, and cambium) that achieves superior stability and reproducibility compared to anodic stripping voltammetry. The active element of the device will comprise a microfabricated chip that minimizes size and cost while providing extreme sensitivity. Phase I will demonstrate the proposed concept by designing and fabricating the device and evaluating detector performance.