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Abdel Mohsen Benoudjit

Abdel Mohsen Benoudjit (Ph.D Candidate)

PhD in Biotechnology Engineering candidate,​
International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak​
Email: benoudjit.ab@gmail.com
Contact: +6018-3702515  (mobile)

I am a Ph.D student with experiences in the electrochemical characterization of conductive polymers for sensor applications, electropolymerization deposition technique, and building virtual prototypes using CAD software. Currently, my research journey is about developing a mobile sensor-based conductive polymer for the continuous river water quality monitoring to support water security.

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MOBILE SENSOR FOR CONTINUOUS MEASUREMENTS OF AMMONIUM ION IN LIQUID MEDIA

Water-quality monitoring has always been a great challenge for industries and government agencies that are dependent on manual data collection. With recent occurrence of toxic pollution at Sungai Kim Kim in Johor which resulted in nearly 2000 people affected by the fumes so far, as reported in the local news, there is an urgency to establish an early warning system in Malaysia to predict contamination in water. Continuous water-quality monitoring is key to establish an early warning system. Effective monitoring schemes worldwide have shown that increased coverage and more frequent sampling enable mitigation strategies to be put into place. Current monitoring is done by measuring water-quality parameters in laboratories which are laborious and time-consuming; the only effective alternative is monitoring with tools of sensors technology to provide faster, more sensitive data. Our aim is version 1.0 prototype of a mobile sensor with all-solid-state electrodes for continuous measurement of ammonium ion concentration [NH4+] in liquid media which will be fabricated and tested as a proof-of-concept. Moreover, the mobile sensor is versatile, can be adapted to measure other water-quality parameters, and can be integrated into drones or buoys.

Congratulations #TeamDrAmani for WINNING the MIT SOLVE Community Award.

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