Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Recent Advances in Sensing Technologies for Environmental Control and Monitoring

Toonika Rinken

University of Tartu

Long-time lecturer of environmental chemodynamics and researcher in biosensing technologies, inventor of pioneering technical solutions, and holder of several registered patents.


Kairi Kivirand

University of Tartu

Researcher at the University of Tartu and expert in the application of liquid chromatography systems for the extraction and purification of bioactive compounds.


Chemical Sensors Biosensors Detection Principles Environment Quality Residues Hazardous Compounds Pathogens Natural Toxins Controlling Climate Change Rapid Warning Systems Penalties for Pollution Identification of Contamination

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About the book

The number of people is rising steadily and the human impact on the environment is approaching its critical level, requiring ultimate effort to reduce the footprint on the surrounding environment. To make justified and timely decisions for sustainable existence, reliable and detailed information about environmental parameters is inevitable.
We need such information of the environmental indicators day and night, from the crowded cities and the most remote locations. Therefore the study, development, and application of automated sensing systems have been booming during the last decades and the progress in this field is really fast.

The current book intends to provide the reader with the most recent trends in the development of sensing technologies for environmental control and monitoring, application of these novel technologies for the detection and monitoring of different environmental indicators, but also identification of hazardous chemical compounds and pathogens, and to introduce various aspects of using the online sensing data for decision-making in different fields of social life.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: March 2nd 2022

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: July 3rd 2022

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Review results due: September 21st 2022

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Expected publication date: November 20th 2022

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About the editor

Toonika Rinken

University of Tartu

Toonika Rinken is an associate professor in environmental chemistry and is leading a biosensor development lab at the Institute of Chemistry in the University of Tartu, Estonia. She received her PhD degree in chemistry in 2000 in the same university for the modeling and calibration studies of biosensors and has passed professional self-improvement in Uppsala (Sweden) and Gröningen (the Netherlands). Dr. Rinken's research activities are focused on the studies and development of biosensing systems for automatic monitoring along with testing and application of biosensor based analytical systems.

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