Biosensors offer clear and distinct advantages over standard analytical methods for the direct monitoring of environmental pollutants in the field, such as real-time detection with minimum sample preparation and handling. The present book highlights recent advantages that will be of great value to a range of scientists, researchers and students dealing with analytical and environmental chemistry and biosensor technology. It presents recent trends in analytical methodology for the determination of indoor and outdoor pollutants, advances in DNA, biological and recognition-based sensors, examples of biosensors for use in field and water analysis, biosensors based on non-aqueous systems, and recent advances in the miniaturisation and micromachining of biosensors.
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Preface. A: Trends of Analytical Methodology for Determination of Indoor and Outdoor Pollutants. Biosensors for Direct Monitoring and Indoor Air Quality and Exposure Assessment Issues; D.J. Moschandreas. Analytical Methodology for the Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in Indoor and Outdoor Environment; P.A. Siskos, et al. Sensor Response and Computational Molecular Modelling; M. Thompson, et al. The Use of Chemical Sensor Systems for Sampling, Selectivity and Speciation; I.M. Christie, et al. Use of a CCD-Based Imaging Detector and Capillary Sampling Techniques for Environmental Testing; B. Danielsson, et al. B: DNA, Biological Recognition and Receptor Based Sensors. A Fiber Optic DNA Sensor for Rapid Detection of Environmental E. coli; U.J. Krull, et al. Applications of an Electrochemical DNA- Biosensor to Environmental Problems; A.M. Oliveira Brett, et al. Application of a Nucleic Based Optical Probe for Environmental and Pharmaceutical Analysis; B. Danielsson, M. Mecklenburg. Biologically Inspired Recognition Chemistry for Biosensors. Design of Recognition Elements for Ion- Selective Electrodes (ISEs); E.C. Hernández, L.G. Bachas. Lipid Based Enzyme Electrodes for Environmental Pollution Control; J.-M. Kauffmann. Immunochemical Assays for Pesticides and PCBs; M. Fránek. Development of Biosensors for Immunoassay Detection of PCBs; M. Del Carlo, et al. Disposable Screen-Printed pH- Electrode for Determination of Anticholinesterase Activity; R. Koncki, M. Mascini. Direct Piezoelectric Immunosensors for Pesticides; P. Skládal, et al. Detection of Diphenylurea Derivatives with Biospecific Interaction Analysis (BIA): Kinetic Investigation; W.F.M. Stöcklein, et al. EnzymeSensors for the Detection of Pesticide Families; J.-L. Marty, et al. C: Biosensors for in Field Uses. Portable Flow-Injection Systems for Field Testing. Present Development and Perspectives; M. Trojanowicz, P.W. Alexander. Automated Field Analyzers for Environmental Pollutants Based Biosensors; K. Cammann, et al. Lipid-Based Sensors for Continuous Monitoring or Rapid Screening of Pollutants in the Field; D.P. Nikolelis, et al.Biosensors for in Field Measurements: Optimisation of Parameters to Control Phosphororganic Pesticides in Water and Vegetables; N.F. Starodub, et al. D: Water Analysis. Determination of Heavy Metals Using Electrochemical Biosensors Based on Enzyme Inhibition; D. Compagnone, et al. Exploring Sensors to Monitor Some Environmental Discharges: Laboratory Innovation versus Design and Manufacturability; E.A.H. Hall, et al. Sensitivity and Selectivity of Electrochemical Biosensors for Inhibitor Determination; H.C. Budnikov, G.A. Evtugyn. Solid Carbon Containing Stripping Voltammetry Sensors; Kh.Z. Brainina, et al. Chemiluminescent Detection of Chlorophenols with a Fiber Optic Sensor; L.J. Blum, A. Degiuli. Selective Determination of Heavy Metal Ions with Sensors Coupled to Immobilized Enzymes; A.P. Soldatkin, et al. E: Biosensors for Environmental Pollutants Based on Non-Aqueous Systems. Micromachining, Industrialization and Market Aspects of Biosensors for Environmental Pollutants. Organic-Phase and Inhibition Based Amperometric Biosensors for the Determination of Environmental Pollutants; E.I. Iwuoha, M.R. Smyth. Amperometric Biosensors in Reversed Micelles; J.M. Pingarrón, A.J. Reviejo. Biosensors Based on Solid Supported Lipid Bilayers and their Physical Propert