The contamination of water bodies such as lakes, rivers, oceans, aquifers and groundwater are a risk for the human population. Electrochemistry plays an important role in environmental testing technologies.

This video shows nitrate detection electrodes together with the Sensit BT, which is based on the EmStat Pico. The EmStat Pico was developed in cooperation with Analog Devices.


Only 3% of all available water on earth is fresh water. Groundwater accounts for over 97% of all freshwaters and is therefor our main source for drinking water. Our groundwater is threatened by contamination due to the use of  pesticides, heavy industry waste water streams and other human induced events.

PalmSens BV was involved in a project for the development of an integrated autonomous electrochemical system for in-situ pesticide residue monitoring in groundwater supplies, lakes and rivers. In this particular case the customer has developed a sensor that detects specific pesticides, the sensor has been validated with the research grade instruments of PalmSens.

The application is then simply transferred to the OEM instrument without the need to redo the entire validation process. The customer can use the PalmSens’ OEM product to commercialize this specific application under his own brand.

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Heavy Metal Detection

Our research instruments are used in many labs and in the field to determine heavy metals in water or blood. A common technique in the field of electrochemistry to determine heavy metals in a liquid sample is standard addition.

PalmSens is also supplier of embedded potentiostat modules for heavy metal analyzers that can be used by non-electrochemists, they easy and customer friendly user interface is available for a smart phone or notepad.

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Video BBC: PalmSens instrument being used for heavy metal detection.

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Develop your own analyzers

If you are interested to develop your own tailored analyzer, please do not hesitate to contact us. All OEM customers get full support from our development team. We can also help with the development of a carrier board or even develop a full custom design based on EmStat technology. We can handle small and large volume production. At PalmSens BV we have all disciplines in-house that you need for the development of your (custom) device.

Don’t forget to have a look at our Market-Ready Solutions. We can tailor the EmStat Go in a very short amount of time.

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