Date of Last Revision

2019-04-29 14:28:25

Major

Chemical Engineering

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2019

Abstract

Due to the demand for in-situ electrolyte sodium sensors, prototype sensors have been produced to create a product for athletes and marathoners to monitor hydration levels. These senors address a desire in the marketplace for athletic monitoring for overall athlete wellness and performance. Sweat sensor samples were created using Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes functionalized on a Nylon-6 fiber mat using cyclo-oligomeric Calixarene. This production process produces sensors capable of detecting sodium ion concentration present in human sweat in presence of an electric current. Chronoamperometry analysis is used in this manner to determine the functionality of the sensors. Much of the research performed was to determine ideal sensor production parameters and determine reproducibility of the creation of functional sensors.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Chelsea Monty-Bromer

First Reader

Dr. Chelsea Monty-Bromer

Second Reader

Dr. Hanieh Ghadimi

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