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Arrays of microelectrodes: technologies for environmental investigations

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Abstract

Within this work it is our intention to provide an overview of the use of arrays or microelectrodes in the characterisation of environmental samples. Electrochemical methods are often a relatively simple and inexpensive alternative to spectroscopic or chromatographic methods for the analysis of a wide range of analytes. Arrays of microelectrodes display a number of advantages over simple planar macroelectrodes and the reasons for this will be detailed within this work. We will also describe some of the most common methods for constructing microarrays. The application of these arrays for analysis of environmental samples such as soil and water for heavy metal contamination has been the major focus of research in this field and comprises much of this review. However other systems will also be detailed such as determination of various anions or other samples such as pesticides.

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The article was received on 08 May 2013, accepted on 19 Jun 2013 and first published on 20 Jun 2013


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C3EM00234A
Citation: Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 2013,15, 1477-1489
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    Arrays of microelectrodes: technologies for environmental investigations

    F. Davis and S. P. J. Higson, Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 2013, 15, 1477
    DOI: 10.1039/C3EM00234A

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