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Biosensors for marine pollution research, monitoring and control
CEFAS, Lowestoft NR33 0HT, Suffolk, England; Cranfield University, Bedford MK45 4DT, England; .
CEFAS, Lowestoft NR33 0HT, Suffolk, England; Cranfield University, Bedford MK45 4DT, England; .
Cranfield University, UK.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1815-9699
2002 (English)In: Marine Pollution Bulletin, ISSN 0025-326X, E-ISSN 1879-3363, Vol. 45, no 12-jan, 24-34 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Measurement of ecological, climatic and anthropogenic changes underpins the formulation of effective management strategies for sustainable use and protection of the marine environment. Sensors are traditionally used in marine studies to determine physical parameters, but there is increasing demand for real-time information about chemical and biological parameters. These parameters are currently measured in samples collected at sea and subsequently analysed in the laboratory. Biosensors fuse the exquisite sensitivity and specificity of living systems with the processing power of microelectronics to deliver simple, inexpensive measurement systems for use in the field or deployment in situ. While their potential for use in the marine environment is enormous, much published work to date has focussed on applications in freshwater and wastewater. Marine applications pose a substantial challenge in the robustness required for remote application, but recent developments in portable medical devices and receptor design suggest that these demands can now be realistically tackled. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam. , 2002. Vol. 45, no 12-jan, 24-34 p.
Keyword [en]
marine biosensors; decentralised measurements; novel instrumentation; analytical techniques; chemical pollution; pollution monitoring
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-65211ISI: 000178336300004OAI: diva2:395023
Available from: 2011-02-04 Created: 2011-02-04 Last updated: 2013-10-04

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