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Electrochemical sensors and devices for heavy metals assay in water: the French groups’ contribution

Pujol, Luca and Evrard, David and Groenen Serrano, Karine and Freyssinier, Mathilde and Ruffien-Ciszak, Audrey and Gros, Pierre Electrochemical sensors and devices for heavy metals assay in water: the French groups’ contribution. (2014) Frontiers in Chemistry, 2 (19). 1-24. ISSN 2296-2646

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3389/fchem.2014.00019


A great challenge in the area of heavy metal trace detection is the development of electrochemical techniques and devices which are user-friendly, robust, selective, with low detection limits and allowing fast analyses. This review presents the major contribution of the French scientific academic community in the field of electrochemical sensors and electroanalytical methods within the last 20 years. From the well-known polarography to the up-to-date generation of functionalized interfaces, the different strategies dedicated to analytical performances improvement are exposed: stripping voltammetry, solid mercury-free electrode, ion selective sensor, carbon based materials, chemically modified electrodes, nano-structured surfaces. The paper particularly emphasizes their advantages and limits face to the last Water Frame Directive devoted to the Environmental Quality Standards for heavy metals. Recent trends on trace metal speciation as well as on automatic “on line” monitoring devices are also evoked.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:The original PDF of the article can be found at Frontiers in chemistry website : http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fchem.2014.00019/full
HAL Id:hal-03520877
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > ELTA (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:02 Jun 2014 13:28

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