Rapid Detection of Methanol in an Integration Microfluidic Chip
A rapid and simple technique was developed for detecting methanol with very small amount of sample by using PMMA (Polymethyl-Methacrylate) microfluidic chip, which fabricated by a commercially available CO2 laser scriber. The experimental results indicate that linearity expression R2 can approximate 0.936 using the proposed integrating microfluidic chip when the 2 unit methanol oxidase (MOX) and basic fuchsin to detect methanol. Hence, the current device provides a valuable tool for rapid methanol detection, while its micro mixer system delivers a simple yet effective solution for mixing problems in the micro-total-analysis -systems field.
Y. N. Wang et al., "Rapid Detection of Methanol in an Integration Microfluidic Chip", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 483, pp. 364-369, 2011