Alcohols Traces Checked in River and Rain Water Using a DMFC-Enzymatic Device

  • Mauro Tomassetti
  • Riccardo Angeloni
  • Mauro Castrucci
  • Giovanni Visco
  • Maria Pia Sammartino
  • Luigi Campanella
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 457)

Abstract

Using direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) with alcohol dehydrogenase enzyme inserted in the anodic site by mean of a small dialysis bag, alcohol (ethanol and methanol) traces have been determined in rain and river natural waters. These two latter different type of natural waters have been also well distinguished using PCA and by performing additional measurements of pH, temperature, and oxygen content.

Keywords

Enzymatic DMFC Alcohol content Analysis Rain and river Waters 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was funded by University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Center “Protezione dell’Ambiente e dei Beni Culturali (CIABC)” and “Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati (ISMN)” of CNR.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mauro Tomassetti
    • 1
  • Riccardo Angeloni
    • 1
  • Mauro Castrucci
    • 1
  • Giovanni Visco
    • 1
  • Maria Pia Sammartino
    • 1
  • Luigi Campanella
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of Rome “La Sapienza”RomeItaly

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