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Recent trends in capillary and micro-chip electrophoretic instrumentation for field-analysis


Zhang, M and Phung, SC and Smejkal, P and Guijt, RM and Breadmore, MC, Recent trends in capillary and micro-chip electrophoretic instrumentation for field-analysis, Trends in Environmental Analytical Chemistry, 18 pp. 1-10. ISSN 2214-1588 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.teac.2018.03.001


Technical advances in the development of field-deployable capillary and microchip electrophoretic instruments and reports of their deployment between 2013 and 2017 were reviewed. Strategies and considerations in the design of the injection, separation and detection hardware, chemistry and associated infrastructure were discussed from an in-field perspective, with portability, robustness and automation/"ease of use" featuring as key requirements. Integration of functionality is important for adequate in-field performance. Progress was made towards the use of multiple channel devices for increased throughput and/or resolving power, mixing devices for on-line/in-line sample derivatization, battery operation and temperature control. The strengths and weaknesses of the various approaches described in the literature are discussed from the perspective of in-field operation. An overview of the applications of the field electrophoretic instruments is provided, including environmental science and planetary investigation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical chemistry
Research Field:Separation science
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Objective Field:Coastal and estuarine systems and management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Zhang, M (Dr Min Zhang)
UTAS Author:Phung, SC (Ms Sui Phung)
UTAS Author:Smejkal, P (Dr Petr Smejkal)
UTAS Author:Guijt, RM (Dr Rosanne Guijt)
UTAS Author:Breadmore, MC (Professor Michael Breadmore)
ID Code:131921
Year Published:2018
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (LP140100858)
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:Austn Centre for Research in Separation Science
Deposited On:2019-04-11
Last Modified:2019-05-01

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