Keywords

Electrochemical, Amperometric, Hydrogen Peroxide, Free Chlorine, Microsensors, Microneedle

Abstract

Hydrogen peroxide and chlorine detection is critical for many biological and environmental applications. Hydrogen peroxide plays important roles in a variety of fields including plant physiology, medical, environmental and biochemical applications. Its role in plant defense and signal transduction, diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzhemier's, industrial processes such as disinfection and wastewater treatment and biochemical enzymatic reactions is critical. Given the gamut of areas that hydrogen peroxide is a key component of; its detection assumes great importance. Similarly chlorine has long been used as a disinfectant for making drinking water safe, but excessive chlorination is an environmental and health hazard in itself. In this work, micromachining techniques have been used to design, fabricate and test electrochemical sensors and microneedle structure that can be integrated for detection of hydrogen peroxide and free chlorine. A novel nanomaterial has been integrated with the hydrogen peroxide microsensor, which greatly increases the sensor lifetime and robustness. Miniaturization, low detection limits, high sensitivity and selectivity, as well as ease of fabrication are some of the other advantages of this work.

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Graduation Date

2005

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Cho, Hyoung-Jin

Degree

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (M.S.M.E.)

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Department

Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Program

Mechanical Engineering

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0000895

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0000895

Language

English

Release Date

January 2006

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

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