The aim of the applied research project is the development of a compact system consisting of an electrochemical detection and analysis platform with database/reporting system for the rapid identification of undesirable anthropogenic organic trace substances in order to be able to assess the quality of drinking water (groundwater and surface water) and the contamination of indoor air with mold spores at any time. Our intended integrated system is based on the highly sensitive detection of electrochemically active substances. It continuously and fully automatically determines the contamination with various trace substances or spores directly from the drinking water/surface water or directly from the room air in real time.


Duration 01/01/2021 - 30/06/2023
Funding Bundesländer (inkl. deren Stiftungen und Einrichtungen)

Department for Integrated Sensor Systems

Center for Water and Environmental Sensors

Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems) Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Martin Brandl
Project members



Chakkarapani, L. D.; Bytešníková, Z.; Richtera, L.; Brandl, M. (2024). Selective and sensitive determination of phenolic compounds using carbon screen printing electrodes modified with reduced graphene oxide and silver nanoparticles. Applied Materials Today, Vol. 37: 102113

Pham, M.-L; Maghsoomi, S.; Brandl, M. (2024). An Electrochemical Aptasensor for the Detection of Freshwater Cyanobacteria. Biosensors, Vol 14, issue 1:

Chakkarapani, L.D.; Arumugam, S.; Brandl, M. (2023). Simultaneous electrochemical detection of L-dopa and hydrogen peroxide by poly (amido amine) dendrimer/poly (neutral red) modified sensor. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 105847:


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