Under the financial support of National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), Taiwan, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) has visited National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC), Thailand during October 25 – 30, 2022 to reinforce the close collaboration on the development of sensing technology for monitoring the water quality of Mekong River, one of the most important rivers in Indochinese Peninsula. During the visit, both NTHU and MTEC presented the current work progress of molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP)-base sensing technology, and the bottleneck for the application of MIP sensor to the real detection of organophosphorus pesticides in water. In addition, the real samples from Mekong River close to Chiang Mai, Thailand (20°14'42.4"N 100°25'35.6"E) were also collected and verified by both NTHU and MTEC.
Fig. 1. MIP-based sensing technology workshop between NTHU and MTEC
Fig. 2. Tutorial of the preparation of MIP-based sensing element.
Fig. 3. The sampling site of Mekong river (20°14'42.4"N 100°25'35.6"E)
Fig. 4. Photo of grab sampling of Mekong River water