Real Time Environmental Sensors for Water Quality Monitoring

There are tremendous efforts across Canada focused on extraction of valuable natural resources from oil sands mines, oil production sites, pits, and quarries. In Alberta alone, these activities are taking place over an area of at least 730,000 km2. Bitumen extraction from oil sands no doubt takes center stage when these issues are discussed, and are perceived to have a negative impact on water and soil quality, wildlife, and ultimately society. Regardless of the perception (and reality), it is indeed a fact that these sites must be reclaimed once an extraction site has been decommissioned.


The purpose of reclamation is to prevent, remove, control, and remedy any type of degradation of the surface and vegetation, which means returning the land to an ecologically functional state; the reclaimed site should be functionally similar to the original, undisturbed site. Due to the potential impact of these activities on the environment (and society) and the large scale over which these activities are taking place, environmental reclamation efforts will remain of utmost significance. Therefore, there is tremendous opportunity for innovation. The purpose of this research is to develop a new ground water quality monitoring system that will be capable of determining the concentration of species of interest in real time at reclamation sites.

Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship

Faisal Hossain

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Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship

Faisal Hossain

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Lab2Market Health Scholarship

Faisal Hossain

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Fluorescent Nile Blue-Functionalized Poly (N-Isopropylacrylamide) Microgels Responsive To Temperature And Polyamines

Michael Serpe, Qiming Shen

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Improving The Response Time Of Microgel-based Etalons For Point-of-care Sensing

Michael Serpe, Haley Hunter

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Method For Glucose And Fructose Quantitation In Beverages Using An Off-The-Shelf Glucose Test Strip

Michael Serpe, Faisal Hossain

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Multi-Responsive Micro/Nanogels For Optical Sensing

Michael Serpe, Nicholas Balasuriya, Haley Hunter

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Orthophosphate quantification in water utilizing an enzymatic reaction and a commercial glucometer test strip

Michael Serpe, Nicholas Balasuriya, Faisal Hossain

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Poly (N-Isopropylacrylamide)-Based Microgels for Contaminant Removal from Water

Feng Gao

Master Thesis

Poly(N-Isopropylacrylamide)-Based Microgel Assemblies For Ion Sensing In Aqueous Systems

Michael Serpe, Yingnan Zhang, Nicholas Balasuriya

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-Co-Acrylic Acid-Based Etalon Sensors For Real-Time Environmental Monitoring

Michael Serpe, Yingnan Zhang, Qiming Shen, Feng Gao, Nicholas Balasuriya, Faisal Hossain

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Stimuli-Responsive Polymer-Based Portable Sensor To Quantify Naphthenic Acids In Water

Faisal Hossain

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Stimuli-responsive Polymer-based Portable Sensor To Quantify Naphthenic Acids In Water

Michael Serpe, Faisal Hossain

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution