Detection of microbial contamination in potable water by Nanowire technology


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International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems

Professor Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay

Exeley Inc. (New York)

Subject: Computational Science & Engineering, Engineering, Electrical & Electronic


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VOLUME 7 , ISSUE 5 (December 2014) > List of articles

Special issue ICST 2014

Detection of microbial contamination in potable water by Nanowire technology

Estefanía Núñez Carmona * / Veronica Sberveglieri / Andrea Ponzoni / Dario Zappa / Andrea Pulvirenti

Keywords : component; Nanowire sensors; water; microbial contamination; Electronic Nose

Citation Information : International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems. Volume 7, Issue 5, Pages 1-4, DOI:

License : (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Published Online: 15-February-2020



It is well known that the lack of control and sanitation of water in developing countries has cause very significant epidemiological events. In the last decades the situation of water supplies and sanitation has improve all over the world.  Despite of it, in the European Union there are a considerable number of confirmed cases of water-borne infections even though the restrictive law.  Electronic Noses (ENs) has shown to be a very effective and fast tool for monitoring microbiological spoilage and quality control. The aim of this study was test the ability of a novel EN for the detection of bacterial presence in potable water in cooperation with analytical (pH) and optical (photometer) techniques. The achieved results notably advocate the use of EN in industry laboratories as a very important tool in water quality control.

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