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Detection of phosphorous species in waters: technology and strategy


Phosphorus species are the sum of naturally evolved phosphorus elements with diverse forms of existence and unique properties. The detection and analysis to the optical properties of unknown phosphorus species via direct or indirect strategies offers unique advantages in understanding the growth processes and existence characteristics of various chemicals and microorganisms in water environment. This review highlights recent advances and future trends in total phosphorus detection methods of water, including photoelectric strategies, spectroscopy techniques, and modeling algorithms. These methods effectively explore the dynamic changes of total phosphorus content in complex water environments to reveal important signals in water, which is of great guiding significance for achieving accurate detection of water quality and promoting social development. We also discuss some extended strategies for its measuring and predicting via rational design and cross-combination, which may help to inspire future design of more accurate and intelligent detection models or systems. The strategies based on these types of total phosphorus detection provide a versatile platform for the novel sensors and thereby show great potential in the development of future water quality detection applications.

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The article was received on 24 Jun 2019, accepted on 17 Sep 2019 and first published on 02 Oct 2019

Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C9AN01161G
Analyst, 2019, Accepted Manuscript

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    Detection of phosphorous species in waters: technology and strategy

    H. Chen, L. Zhao, F. Yu and Q. Du, Analyst, 2019, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C9AN01161G

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