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dc.contributorCitterio, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorGuirao Expósito, Bernat
dc.description.abstractThe detection of some analytes, for example heavy metal ions, is crucial in locations such as developing countries or humanitarian emergencies, where no qualified professionals or sophisticated equipment is available. In this project, a detection system using inkjet printing technology is developed. The system relies on printing of hydrophobic UV-curable inks to define microfluidic channels in paper, and to print a sensor inside this channel. After that, a solution sample can be dropped into the channel, resulting in a colour change of the sensor. By digitally measuring the colour change, the analyte quantity can be determined. Actually, the main focus of the project is the testing of different channel geometries in order to improve their performance. The aim of this project is not only to develop a detection system, since nowadays a lot of them are already available. The system proposed here requires neither qualified professionals nor very sophisticated equipment for operation. Actually, the goal is to detect with as simple equipment as possible. Only a computer, a commercially available printer and a colour scanner would be sufficient, making it possible to use them in areas such as developing countries or in humanitarian emergencies. Besides, this detection system has been designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
dc.publisherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
dc.publisherKeio University
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Desenvolupament humà i sostenible::Cooperació per al desenvolupament::Tecnologies apropiades per al desenvolupament
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria química::Química analítica
dc.subject.lcshPattern perception
dc.subject.lcshPrinting ink
dc.subject.lcshChemistry, Analytic
dc.titlePaper-based microfluidic sensing devices fabricated by inkjet printing technology
dc.typeMaster thesis (pre-Bologna period)
dc.subject.lemacGeometria computacional
dc.subject.lemacTinta d'impremta
dc.subject.lemacPercepció de les estructures
dc.subject.lemacQuímica analítica
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.audience.educationlevelEstudis de primer/segon cicle
dc.audience.mediatorEscola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona
dc.audience.degreeENGINYERIA QUÍMICA (Pla 2000)

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