Welcome to the analytica show guide edition of Air Water Environment International magazine.
With many experts seeing sensors as one of the most promising applications for graphene, this edition opens with an article from The Graphene Flagship’s Dr Sophia Lloyd, looking at the key role environmental sensors play in reducing the harmful impact of industrial activity on the environment.
The classical analytical technique of spectroscopy is brought under the spotlight next by Hazel Davidson of DETS, who focuses on the use of spectroscopy in soil analysis.
A group of researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia are seeking to develop a smart sensor system capable of detecting noxious gases and changes in temperature and humidity that could revolutionise environmental monitoring.
Following this comes a look at European air quality from the Urban Partnership for Air Quality. The main objective of the Partnership on Air Quality is to improve air quality in cities and bring the ‘healthy city’ higher on the local, national and EU agendas.
As the penultimate article in this edition, Claire Stone of i2 Analytical looks at the variables that come into play when analysing different water samples and types, all of which are equally important and need to be considered when sampling, preserving and deciding which analysis should be scheduled.
Defined as any sound with the potential to cause disturbance, discomfort or psychological stress to a subject exposed to it, to close this edition Dermot Moloney considers the environmental challenges posed by excess noise.
Kimberley de Selincourt