MEMS Sensor Development for In-Situ Quantification of Toxic Metals in Sediment

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop a new sample-to-answer in-situ MEMS probe which can rapidly determine in which locations the hot spots of metal contamination are and which areas require dredging and which do not. This management of resources can make the process significantly more cost effective. The intended outcome of the project is a working prototype for the real-time, in-situ quantification of metals concentrations in marine sediments. It is anticipated that this product can be used in future studies to push the state of the art forward in sediment management. There are many areas in the NYNJ Harbor that will be dredged for environmental purposes, and a particularly interesting topic to the authors is the deposition of sediments in recently dredged areas and extent to which "new" sediments contribute to the contamination inventory in a specific site.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $80000
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551847102

    CAIT-UTC-REG7

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058

    New Jersey Department of Transportation

    1035 Parkway Avenue
    Trenton, NJ  United States  08625
  • Project Managers:

    Szary, Patrick

    Douglas, Scott

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Principal Investigators:

    Javanmard, Mehdi

    Miskewitz, Robert

  • Start Date: 20180901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01685240
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847102, CAIT-UTC-REG7
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 16 2018 10:42AM