PERU – An assistant professor at Peru State College is collaborating on research that would use nanotechnology to detect water contaminants.
Nathan Netzer will publish the work this fall in a scientific journal with a focus on chemical sensors.
Netzer says a sensor using extremely small “nano wires” has been used to detect methylene blue, which can be harmful to aquatic life, if released into water supplies.
He is co-author of an article that focuses on proving the reliability of the sensor.
The other collaborators on the project include Zhenquiang Wang of the University of South Dakota, Xi Chen, Qitao Hu, Si Chen, Shi-Li Zhang, and Zhen Zhang all of Uppsala University in Sweden.