Caleb Koch

This research focused on optimizing the Belmont Electrochemical Analysis Research System (BEARS) circuit and Arduino program. BEARS is an inexpensive, ultra-sensitive electroanalytical system that has been programmed to run square wave and cyclic voltammetry in an electrochemical cell.  Work was done to compact the voltammetry programs for different metal ions into libraries to reduce processing power required.  A stirring circuit and program was also implemented into each of the libraries to automate the stripping process, as well as reduce the overall cost of the product.  Several tests were also conducted to determine the overall noise of the circuit using Fourier Transform, and reduce the noise contained in the data.

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