Microsensor Analysis in the Environmental Sciences
Microsensors with measuring tips of a few µm are ideal tools for detailed and minimally invasive investigation of transport processes, physico-chemical microenvironments and metabolic activities in environmental samples. Microsensors have excellent tools for monitoring purposes in both laboratory and in-situ applications within many areas of fundamental and applied environmental science.
The participants will be familiarised with state-of-art microsensor technology (electrochemical and fibre-optic microsensors and solute imaging methods) and to application of these techniques in the environmental sciences. They will get a broad overview of techniques and applications via 3 days intensive lecturing by leading experts combined with laboratory exercises and demonstrations; this includes demonstrations of microsensor construction, test and calibration.
Thereafter, the participants conduct an experimental project over 5 days under expert supervision. The course is evaluated via participant presentations and discussions of the project results on the final day of the course.