Water Pollution

Biosensors for the Environmental Monitoring of Aquatic Systems

Bioanalytical and Chemical Methods for Endocrine Disruptors

Editors: Barceló, Damià, Hansen, Peter-Dietrich (Eds.)

  • Provides an overview of biosensors as a key tool for the environmental monitoring of aquatic systems
  • An invaluable source of information for experienced scientists and technologists as well as for newcomers in the field
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There is an increasing need for effective methods of estimating the risks caused by the large number of pollutants released into the environment by human activities. This volume provides an overview of biosensors as a key tool for the environmental monitoring of aquatic systems. Biosensor technology is based on a specific biological recognition element in combination with a transducer for signal processing. In particular, the detection and identification of endocrine-disrupting compounds and other toxins in wastewater are treated in detail. Biosensors are presented as a practical alternative or supplement to traditional chromatographic techniques. Emphasis is also placed on the validation of the applied technology and its application to real-world environmental samples.

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From the reviews: “The book provides a good and fairly complete overview of the biosensors that are used in bioanalytical and chemical methods … with many references provided. The book serves as an excellent compendium of the achievements of the field of new measurement devices … . Biosensors for the Environmental Monitoring of Aquatic Systems is a carefully written work that provides exact definitions … and results achieved by research groups around the world. … will be an invaluable source of information for active researchers in this field.” (Boguslaw Buszewski, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, November, 2009)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Biosensors for Environmental Monitoring at Global Scale and the EU Level

    Farré, Marinella (et al.)

    Pages 1-32

  • Achievements of the RIANA and AWACSS EU Projects: Immunosensors for the Determination of Pesticides, Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals

    Rodriguez-Mozaz, Sara (et al.)

    Pages 33-46

  • Biosensors for Pharmaceuticals and Emerging Contaminants Based on Novel Micro and Nanotechnology Approaches

    Adrián, Javier (et al.)

    Pages 47-68

  • Recombinant Yeast Assays and Gene Expression Assays for the Analysis of Endocrine Disruption

    Piña, Benjamin (et al.)

    Pages 69-113

  • Biosensors for Aquatic Toxicology Evaluation

    Farré, Marinella (et al.)

    Pages 115-160

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eBook $289.00
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Hardcover $369.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-00278-9
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-05548-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biosensors for the Environmental Monitoring of Aquatic Systems
Book Subtitle
Bioanalytical and Chemical Methods for Endocrine Disruptors
Editors
  • Damià Barceló
  • Peter-Dietrich Hansen
Series Title
Water Pollution
Series Volume
5 / 5J
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-36253-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-36253-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-00278-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-05548-5
Series ISSN
1433-6863
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 278
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