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Biosensors for environmental monitoring
Cranfield University, Bedford, UK.
Cranfield University, UK.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1815-9699
1995 (English)In: Biotechnology Advances, ISSN 0734-9750, E-ISSN 1873-1899, Vol. 13, no 1, 1-12 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Increasing environmental legislation which controls the release and the levels of certain chemicals in the environment has created a need for reliable monitoring of these substances in air, soil and especially water. Conventional analytical techniques, although highly precise, suffer from the disadvantages of high cost, the need for trained personnel and the fact that they are mostly laboratory bound. Biosensors because of their specificity, fast response times, low cost, portability, ease of use and a continuous real time signal, can present distinct advantages in certain cases. Their biological base makes them ideal for toxicological measurements which are suited for health and safety applications. Over the last 3–4 years there has been an increase in the number of publications concerning biosensors for environmental monitoring, especially in the field of pesticide measurements.

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Elsevier, 1995. Vol. 13, no 1, 1-12 p.
Keyword [en]
biosensors; enzymes; pollutants; pesticides; phenols; heavy metals
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Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-65285DOI: 10.1016/0734-9750(94)00020-DISI: A1995QB73200001OAI: diva2:394947
Available from: 2011-02-04 Created: 2011-02-04 Last updated: 2013-10-04

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