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Paper-based analytical devices for environmental analysis

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The field of paper-based microfluidics has experienced rapid growth over the past decade. Microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (μPADs), originally developed for point-of-care medical diagnostics in resource-limited settings, are now being applied in new areas, such as environmental analyses. Low-cost paper sensors show great promise for on-site environmental analysis; the theme of ongoing research complements existing instrumental techniques by providing high spatial and temporal resolution for environmental monitoring. This review highlights recent applications of μPADs for environmental analysis along with technical advances that may enable μPADs to be more widely implemented in field testing.

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The article was received on 15 Dec 2015, accepted on 12 Feb 2016 and first published on 15 Feb 2016

Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02572A
Analyst, 2016,141, 1874-1887

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    Paper-based analytical devices for environmental analysis

    N. A. Meredith, C. Quinn, D. M. Cate, T. H. Reilly, J. Volckens and C. S. Henry, Analyst, 2016, 141, 1874
    DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02572A

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