NEw biomimetic Lab-on-Chip device for marine water MOnitoring
In order to sustain surface and marine water quality as advocated by international directives, there is a growing need for sensors that can enable accurate and rapid in-situ quantification of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). NEMO aims to develop new generation Lab-on-Chip (LoC) miniaturized sensor platforms for the quantitative determination of POPs in marine waters. The project relies on a recognition phase based on electrochemical molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs). MIP based sensors will be incorporated into glass-based LoC devices. Sampling handling will be tailored in this programme to deliver deployable sensing platforms whereby in-situ sensor measurements in the marine environment will directly indicate specific organic pollutant concentrations.