Seeking efficient and cost effective methods for analysis of acrylamide in water

Desired outcome

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 analysis of acrylamide 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.

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Details of the Innovation Need

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 analysis of acrylamide 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.

Must-Haves

  • Limit of quantification of low single-digit ppb
  • Minimal upfront and on-going costs - Significantly cheaper than current methods

Nice-to-Haves

  • 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.

Related Keywords

  • Agrofood Industry
  • Detection and Analysis methods
  • Protecting Man and Environment
  • Water Management
  • Drinking Water
  • Water Resources Management
  • Sustainability
  • Food and Beverages
  • Water treatment equipment and waste disposal systems

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $70 billion in net revenue in 2020, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker, Tropicana and SodaStream. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 23 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

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