13 July 2007 Optical sensors in water monitoring
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An upcoming problem in Europe is the protection of water resources and control of water quality. Coastal areas, rivers, ground water, wetlands, and especially drinking water require permanent monitoring to avoid pollution by small organic molecules or especially endocrine disrupting compounds. Biosensors have demonstrated the proof-of-principle of immunochemistry for these applications. It turns out that especially optical methods based on fluorescence detection can be successfully used for the development of fast, sensitive, cost-effective, and easy-to-use analytical systems meeting the requirements given by European Community Directives and national legislation. Results obtained with the RIANA and AWACSS systems are discussed here.
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Guenter Gauglitz, Guenter Gauglitz, } "Optical sensors in water monitoring", Proc. SPIE 6633, Biophotonics 2007: Optics in Life Science, 663319 (13 July 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.738622; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.738622
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