Laura R. Skubal

Laura R. Skubal

Laura R. Skubal

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Flexible Ammonia Detection with Voltammetric Microsensors

Ammonia (NH3) is a common reagent for and byproduct of numerous processes. Nearly 80% of all ammonia produced in the U.S. is used for agricultural applications including liquid fertilizer, protein for livestock feeds, and antifungal agents for fruit and corn. The petroleum industry uses ammonia to neutralize acids in crude oil; the mining industry, to help extract copper, nickel, and molybdenum from ore. Other applications include use in metal nitriding and annealing processes and as a reagent for manufacturing nitric acid, dyes, commercial household cleaners, detergents, pharmaceuticals, vitamins, and synthetic textiles.