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Acrylamide is a highly water-soluble compound and its level in drinking water is regulated in many geographies. The WHO guidelines for drinking water provide a limit of 0.5 ppb for acrylamide. Current methods for acrylamide detection in water are costly, time- and effort-intensive, and results are available only after the water has been distributed for use. We would like a faster, less labor-intensive, and accurate method that can give us results in real time.
Acrylamide Detection Solution Requirements
- Limit of quantification of low single-digit ppb
- Minimal upfront and on-going costs – Significantly cheaper than current methods
- Limit of quantification = WHO limit of 0.5 ppb
- Accuracy of 0.5 ppb
- Simple to use by plant personnel (similar to other water quality tests)
- Window of time ≤ 15 mins (Max) for testing
- Capability to integrate with LIMS system
- In-line measurement capability
- Green chemistry
Preferred Collaboration Types
PepsiCo is open to a range of collaboration types, but proof of concept is required.
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