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Method for Acrylamide Detection

Request Number 80719 | Author PepsiCo


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.

Key Success Criteria


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


  • 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.