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Sponge-based microfluidic sampling for potentiometric ion sensing.

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This work demonstrates an application of the new materials, sponges, for the use in microfluidic solution sampling integrated with ion-selective electrodes. The microfluidic sponge-based sampling was developed and studied as novel sampling and sample handling method to serve as alternative for microfluidic paper- and textile-based sampling for ion analysis in various environmental (Cd, Pb and pH) and clinically (K, Na, Cl) relevant samples. Three types of polyurethane, cellulose and natural sponges were used as substrates for microfluidic solution sampling. Polyurethane based sponge was found to have low heavy metal sorption capacity thus it was recognized as suitable for microfluidic sampling coupled with solid-state as well as solid-contact ion-selective electrodes. The application of sponge-based microfluidic sampling, contrary to previous findings of paper- and textile-based microfluidic sampling, allowed measurements of heavy metals without prior modification of the sampling substrate. Finally, the determination of potassium, sodium and chloride in wastewater sludge and sweat samples done with sponge-based microfluidic sampling integrated with ISEs was found similar to analysis done by ICP-OES and IC.

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Name: Analytica chimica acta
ISSN: 1873-4324
Pages: 103-111

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