Articles | Volume 17, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6883–6893, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-6883-2017

Special issue: Global Mercury Observation System – Atmosphere...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6883–6893, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-6883-2017

Research article 13 Jun 2017

Research article | 13 Jun 2017

A smart nanofibrous material for adsorbing and detecting elemental mercury in air

Antonella Macagnano et al.

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By exploiting the photocatalytic properties of electrospun titania nanofibers, a novel conductometric sensor was designed and fabricated to entrap and detect GEM in air. Such a sensor was able to work at room temperature and was highly sensitive to elemental mercury. Since it is composed of titania and gold nanoparticles, it seems to be robust and resistant to common solvents and VOCs in the air.
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