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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.
Biosensors for Environmental Monitoring at Global Scale and the EU Level Marinella Farre , Sara Rodriguez-Mozaz , Miren Lopez de Alda , Damia Barcelo , and Peter-D. Hansen Achievements of the RIANA and AWACSS EU Projects: Immunosensors for the Determination of Pesticides, Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Sara Rodriguez-Mozaz, Maria J. Lopez de Alda , and Damia Barcelo Biosensors for Pharmaceuticals and Emerging Contaminants Based on Novel Micro and Nanotechnology Approaches Javier Adrian , Fatima Fernandez , Alejandro Muriano , Raquel Obregon ,Javier Ramon-Azcon , Nuria Tort, and M.-Pilar Marco Recombinant Yeast Assays and Gene Expression Assays for the Analysis of Endocrine Disruption Benjamin Pina , Susanna Boronat , Marta Casado, and Alba Olivares Biosensors for Aquatic Toxicology Evaluation Marinella Farre and Damia Barcelo Genetically Engineered Bacteria for Genotoxicity Assessment Alva Biran , Rami Pedahzur , Sebastian Buchinger , Georg Reifferscheid , and Shimshon Belkin Adverse Effects in Aquatic Ecosystems - Genotoxicity as a Priotriy Measurement Tamara Grummt, Peter-Diedrich Hansen, Petra Rettberg, Petra Waldmann, Jurgen Zipperle Genotoxicity in the Environment (Ecogenotoxicity) P. D. Hansen, E. Wittekindt, J. Sherry, E. Unruh , H. Dizer, H. Tug, H. Rosenthal, V. Dethlefsen , H. von Westernhagen Liquid chromatography- mass spectrometry methods for analysis of endocrine disrupting chemicals in wastewaters Cristina Postigo, Marina Kuster, Marta Villagrasa, Sara Rodriguez-Mozaz, Rikke Brix, Marinel.la Farre, Miren Lopez de Alda, Damia Barcelo
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)