Chloroform in water is an environmental contaminant with health implications. Common detection methods tend to be bulky and/or expensive. We propose turning commercially available microfabricated quartz tuning forks into chloroform detectors by modifying them with proper polymer wires. This type of sensor has demonstrated its usefulness in detecting other analytes such as water vapor, ethanol, nitroethylbenzene, ammonia, etc. In addition, the proposed sensor can be quite portable, relatively low cost and with good sensitivity. With the low cost and low power consumption of each individual tuning fork sensor, an array of sensors can be readily employed to further improve selectivity and reducing interferences from other chemicals without the use of gas/liquid chromatography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication234th ACS National Meeting, Abstracts of Scientific Papers
StatePublished - Dec 31 2007
Event234th ACS National Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Aug 19 2007Aug 23 2007

Publication series

NameACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
ISSN (Print)0065-7727


Other234th ACS National Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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