The Chemical Sensors for Mine Site Monitoring Program demonstrated its capabilities and operation of its fully tested and field-deployable prototype sensor system during its program showcase on 15 January 2016 at the Ateneo De Manila University. The Program is a two-year program, funded and monitored by DOST-PCIEERD, which aims to develop local sensor tools that will allow real-time monitoring of the status of the environment in the mine site area. The Program has developed the following senso
1) A Multi-Elemental Analysis of Soils Samples using Lasers implemented by the Institute of Chemistry, University of the Philippines-Diliman;
2) An Optical Sensor for Determination of Copper and Zinc in Ambient Water also by the Institute of Chemistry, University of the Philippines-Diliman;
3) A Mercury Sensor for Air Monitoring by the Department of Chemistry, University of Santo Tomas;
4) A Lateral Flow Strip Biosensor for Mercury (II) Detection, an Automated Water Quality Monitoring and Water Sampler for Test Strips and a Mobile Phone Control Unit by the various departments of the School of Science and Engineering of the Ateneo De Manila University; and
5) A Cloud-based Data Integration & Visualization of Sensor Output by the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science of the Ateneo De Manila University.
Dr. Amelia P. Guevara, DOST Undersecretary for Research and Development and Dr. Carlos Primo C. David, DOST-PCIEERD Executive Director were present in the said showcase to show their support to the program’s initiatives.