A researcher at the Biodesign Institute of Arizona State University has developed a field-deployable sampling device for long-term, cost-effective monitoring of ground and surface waters. It can be used in space-restricted environments such as groundwater monitoring wells, and through its process of concentrating contaminants from large volumes of aqueous samples, it is able to detect contaminants at ultra-trace concentrations not previously attainable.
This device can be used for cost-effective environmental monitoring, tracking the progress and success of hazardous waste remediation, and for risk and exposure assessment.
- environmental monitoring
- early-warning surveillance
- tracking the progress/success of hazardous waste remediation
- risk and exposure assessment
- ground and/or surface water pollution
- ultra-trace contaminants
Benefits and Advantages
- detects contaminants at ultra-trace concentrations not previously attainable
- field-deployable to even space-restricted environments
- produces time-weighted average concentrations