Porous polymeric extraction devices for fast, convenient, and portable monitoring of organic contaminants in marine environments

Organic contaminants enter the marine environment through atmospheric transport, runoff into waterways, or directed disposal into the ocean. They are prone to long-range, bioaccumulation and can have adverse effects on human health and the environment. In this project, a simple and convenient extraction device developed for analysis of organic pollutants will be examined for various types of environmental monitoring such as active and passive sampling. Our proof-of-concept studies have shown the that these devices provide simple, high throughput, reliable and green analyses. However, there is a need to validate the devices for on-site purposes, which will be performed during this project.

Fereshteh Shahhoseini
Faculty Supervisor: 
Christina Bottaro
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