French West Indies University – France
Wednesday, Aug. 29 – 10:40h – Pinot A
Acoustic wave sensors for biochemical sensing: Perspectives for in situ measurements in amazon rivers
Monitoring the environment is a crucial issue for our planet, especially when the territory to be preserved is very rich in biodiversity, but also in natural resources (unfortunately) coveted. Amazonia is an area on the earth whose entropic pressures are increasing (deforestation, agriculture, mining projects, etc. …), while the means implemented for its preservation are sometimes not enough. The purpose of this presentation is to show the prospects for the implementation of alternative technological tools to conventional methods for the detection of trace biomolecules. In particular, an overview of recent work and perspectives on acoustic wave transducers developed in the IMS laboratory of the University of Bordeaux will be presented. This low-cost, communicating, easily integrable and embedded transduction mode offers a complementary alternative to current and conventional surveillance methods such as satellite imaging, or analytical chemistry especially for applications in a liquid medium.