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Environmental Biosensors

Edited by Vernon Somerset

Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

This book is a collection of contributions from leading specialists on the topic of biosensors for health, environment and biosecurity. It is divided into three sections with headings of current trends and developments; materials design and developments; and detection and monitoring. In the section on current trends and developments, topics such as biosensor applications for environmental and water monitoring, agro-industry applications, and trends in the detection of nerve agents and pesticides are discussed. The section on materials design and developments deals with topics on new materials for biosensor construction, polymer-based microsystems, silicon and silicon-related surfaces for biosensor applications, including hybrid film biosensor systems. Finally, in the detection and monitoring section, the specific topics covered deal with enzyme-based biosensors for phenol detection, ultra-sensitive fluorescence sensors, the determination of biochemical oxygen demand, and sensors for pharmaceutical and environmental analysis.

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Environmental BiosensorsEdited by Vernon Somerset

Published: July 18th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/929

ISBN: 978-953-307-486-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5164-7

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

71221 Total Chapter Downloads

22 Crossref Citations

78 Web of Science Citations

78 Dimensions Citations


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1. Biosensor for Environmental Applications

By Andrea Medeiros Salgado, Lívia Maria Silva and Ariana Farias Melo


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2. Advances in Aptamer-Based Biosensors for Food Safety

By Maureen McKeague, Amanda Giamberardino and Maria C. DeRosa


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3. Biosensors Applications in Agri-food Industry

By Liliana Serna-Cock and Jeyson G. Perenguez-Verdugo


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4. Modified Cholinesterase Technology in the Construction of Biosensors for Organophosphorus Nerve Agents and Pesticides Detection

By Monika Hoskovcova and Zbynek Kobliha


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5. Biosensors Applications on Assessment of Reactive Oxygen Species and Antioxidants

By Simona Carmen Litescu, Sandra A.V. Eremia, Mirela Diaconu, Andreia Tache and Gabriel-Lucian Radu


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6. New Trends in Biosensors for Water Monitoring

By Florence Lagarde and Nicole Jaffrezic-Renault


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7. New Materials for Biosensor Construction

By Man Singh, R. K. Kale and Sunita Singh


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8. Silicon and Silicon-Related Surfaces for Biosensor Applications

By Ahmed Arafat and Muhammad Daous


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9. Polymer Based Biosensors for Pathogen Diagnostics

By Katrine Kiilerich-Hansen, Claus R. Poulsen, Johannes Daprà, Nikolaj O. Christiansen and Noemi Rozlosnik


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10. Hybrid Film Biosensor for Phenolic Compounds Detection

By Joanna Cabaj and Jadwiga


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11. Application of Microwave Assisted Organic Synthesis to the Development of Near-IR Cyanine Dye Probes

By Angela Winstead and Richard Williams


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12. Biosensor for the Determination of Biochemical Oxygen Demand in Rivers

By Gab-Joo Chee


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13. Electrochemical sensors and biosensors for the pharmaceutical and environmental analysis

By Robert Sandulescu, Cecilia Cristea, Veronica Harceaga and Ede Bodoki


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14. Ultra-sensitive fluorescence detection using integrated waveguide technology

By Shelton, Shuhong Li, Peixuan Zhu, Daniel Adams, Platte Amstutz, Lynda Kiefer and Cha-Mei Tang


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15. Enzyme based phenol biosensors

By Seyda Korkut Ozoner, Elif Erhan and Faruk Yilmaz


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16. Flow Injection Biosensor System for 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetate Based on a Microbial Reactor and Tyrosinase-modified Electrode

By Mitsuhiro Shimojo, Kei Amada, Hidekazu Koya and Mitsuyasu Kawakami


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