A New Generation of Sensors for Mercury-Free Analysis of Heavy Metals

Advances in Sensor Technologies in Environmental Monitoring
Oral Presentation

Prepared by K. Williams
Metrohm USA, 9250 Camden Field Parkway, Riverview, FL, 33578, United States

Contact Information: [email protected]; 813-316-4700


From applied research and corrosion monitoring to quality control of boiler feed water in the power industry – voltammetry is widely used for highly selective and sensitive analysis of heavy metals. New, modern sensors that are mercury-free have been developed, which allows for a greener application of voltammetric analysis for environmental samples. This presentation will discuss the principle behind the new sensors, the benefits of voltammetric methods, examples of water analyses from different fields (e.g., research, process, drinking) using these sensors and the possibilities for automating this analysis.