ANDalyze Adds Cadmium Detection to Heavy Metals Sensors

Sept. 18, 2013
The one-minute, on-site test for cadmium reduces operational testing time and cost

ANDalyze bolsters its DNA-based sensor/Fluorimeter platform solution for simplifying the on-site testing and analysis of water for heavy metal contamination with the addition of a cadmium (Cd) sensor. This expands its capabilities, which already include sensors for lead (Pb), copper (Cu), Mercury (Hg), uranium (U) and zinc (Zn). The product, which requires no special knowledge of chemistry to use effectively and produces no hazardous chemical waste, is used in a variety of water quality applications such as the testing of mining runoff water, groundwater, surface water, industrial waste waters and sea water.

The ANDalyze solution consists of consumable sensors in combination with the ANDalyze Fluorimeter, which can interpret both existing sensors and all future sensors. Measuring the metal ions is done through a reaction that occurs when a water sample containing a target metal ion contaminant (such as cadmium) is introduced to a DNAzyme sensor specific for that contaminant. The test is performed by taking a water sample, injecting it through the sensor housing, and into the Fluorimeter. The reaction produces fluorescence (light) in direct correlation to the amount of metal ion present. The amount of light is measured by the fluorimeter. This method greatly reduces the time and effort required by older technologies. This advantage creates a cost savings for organizations that are responsible for water testing of public drinking water supplies, environmental water sources or industrial water operations. 

Source: ANDalyze Inc.

Sponsored Recommendations

Get Utility Project Solutions

June 13, 2024
Lightweight, durable fiberglass conduit provides engineering benefits, performance and drives savings for successful utility project outcomes.

Energy Efficient System Design for WWTPs

May 24, 2024
System splitting with adaptive control reduces electrical, maintenance, and initial investment costs.

Meeting the Demands of Wastewater Treatment Plants

May 24, 2024
KAESER understands the important requirements wastewater treatment plant designers and operators consider when evaluating and selecting blowers and compressed air equipment. In...

Modernize OT Cybersecurity to Mitigate Risk

April 25, 2024
Rockwell Automation supports industry-leading Consumer Packaged Goods company, Church & Dwight, along their industrial cybersecurity journey.