Environmental Analysis by Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors


  • Ligia Maria Moretto
  • Kurt Kalcher

Part of the Nanostructure Science and Technology book series (NST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Sensors for Measurement of Global Parameters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 717-717
    2. Usman Latif, Franz L. Dickert
      Pages 719-728
    3. Usman Latif, Franz L. Dickert
      Pages 729-734
    4. Usman Latif, Franz L. Dickert
      Pages 735-749
    5. Usman Latif, Franz L. Dickert
      Pages 751-777
  3. Sensors and Biosensors for Inorganic Compounds of Environmental Importance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 779-779
    2. Ivan Švancara, Zuzana Navrátilová
      Pages 781-825
    3. Ivan Švancara, Zuzana Navrátilová
      Pages 827-839
    4. Zuzana Navrátilová, Ivan Švancara
      Pages 841-854
    5. Emma J. E. Stuart, Richard G. Compton
      Pages 855-878
  4. Sensors and Biosensors for Organic Compounds of Environmental Importance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 879-879
    2. Lúcio Angnes
      Pages 881-903
    3. Elmorsy Khaled, Hassan Y. Aboul-Enein
      Pages 905-930
    4. K. Peckova-Schwarzova, J. Zima, J. Barek
      Pages 931-963
    5. Jiri Barek, Jan Fischer, Joseph Wang
      Pages 965-979
    6. Elmorsy Khaled, Hassan Y. Aboul-Enein
      Pages 981-1020
  5. Electrochemical Sensors for Gases of Environmental Importance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1021-1021
    2. Tapan Sarkar, Ashok Mulchandani
      Pages 1023-1046
    3. Tjarda J. Roberts
      Pages 1047-1067
    4. Jonathan P. Metters, Craig E. Banks
      Pages 1069-1109
    5. Nobuhito Imanaka, Shinji Tamura
      Pages 1111-1133
  6. Data Treatment of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1135-1135
    2. Elio Desimoni, Barbara Brunetti
      Pages 1137-1151
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 1153-1172

About this book


Electrochemical sensors represent the oldest type of chemical sensors and are widely present in chemical laboratories, industries, healthcare and in many aspects of our daily life. During the past few decades biosensors mimicking biological receptors for the sake of analytical assessment have emerged as an extremely important and fruitful field in fundamental and applied electroanalytical chemistry. Research and routine analysis in environmental sciences have shown that electrochemical sensors and biosensors may supply useful information for solving problems from the quite general to the highly specific, dealing with environmental pollution or many other questions in connection with (bio)geochemical cycles or fundamental environmental chemical processes. Environmental analytical chemistry is a multidisciplinary field requiring the cooperation of chemists, biochemists, physicists, engineers and many other specialists, a collaboration which defines and guarantees the development and applicability of robust and highly sensitive sensors for chemical analysis and environmental monitoring. The aim of this book is to give an overview of the role of electrochemical sensors in environmental chemical analysis and on their operating principles. It provides detailed information on the applicability of such sensors to the determination of all the different substances of environmental importance. It is designed on one hand as a textbook for students and teachers, and, on the other, as a manual for researchers and applied scientists and engineers who are fully or marginally confronted with problems in context with environmental chemistry. Due to its multidisciplinary character the book synthesizes various viewpoints of different sciences and addresses chemists, physicists, pharmacists, medical doctors, engineers and in fact all who are interested, professionally or non-professionally, in the chemistry of our environment.


Biosensors Electroanalysis Electrochemical Sensors Environmental Analysis Gas sensors Inorganic Pollutants Monitoring technologies Nanostructured Electrodes for Sensors Organic Pollutants

Editors and affiliations

  • Ligia Maria Moretto
    • 1
  • Kurt Kalcher
    • 2
  1. 1.VeniceItaly
  2. 2.Institute of ChemistryUniversitat GrazGrazAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-1300-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-1301-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-5744
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-7976
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