Biosensors for Environmental Diagnostics

  • Bertold Hock
  • Damià Barceló
  • Karl Cammann
  • Peter-Diedrich Hansen
  • Anthony P. F. Turner

Part of the Teubner-Reihe UMWELT book series (TRU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-9
  2. New Techniques and Analytes

    1. M. Del Carlo, A. Cagnini, I. Palchetti, S. Hernandez, M. Mascini
      Pages 28-44
    2. Johanna C. Morey
      Pages 45-51
    3. M.-P. Marco, B. Ballesteros, I. Ferrer, J. Casas, D. Barceló
      Pages 52-63
    4. M. Santandreu, S. Solé, S. Alegret, E. Martínez-Fàbregas
      Pages 64-89
  3. Industrial Pollutants

    1. Arántzazu Narváez, Miguel Angel López, Elena González, Elena Domínguez, Juan José Fernández, Ioanis Katakis
      Pages 90-107
    2. M. Castillo, A. Oubiña, J. S. Salau, J. Gascón, D. Barceló
      Pages 108-128
  4. Pesticides

    1. Anthony P. F. Turner, Andrew Rickman, Bertold Hock, Rolf D. Schmid, Damia Barceló
      Pages 129-146
    2. Andreas Brecht, Claudia Barzen, Albrecht Klotz, Günter Gauglitz, Richard Harris, Geoffrey Quigley et al.
      Pages 147-160
    3. Walter F. M. Stöcklein, Axel Warsinke, Burkhard Micheel, Wolfgang Höhne, Gerhard Kempter, Frieder W. Scheller
      Pages 179-194
  5. Monitoring of Toxic Effects

    1. Bertold Hock, Martin Seifert
      Pages 195-214
  6. Monitoring of Genotoxicity

    1. Gerda Horneck, Leonid R. Ptitsyn, Petra Rettberg, Olga Komova, Stanislav Kozubek, Eugene A. Krasavin
      Pages 215-232
  7. Field Experiments

    1. Karl Cammann, Gabriele Chemnitius, Markus Meusel, Christiane Zaborosch
      Pages 233-252
    2. P.-D. Hansen, H. Dizer, B. Hock, A. Marx, J. Sherry, M. McMaster et al.
      Pages 253-261
  8. Perspectives

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 272-280

About this book


This book reflects the current knowledge and trends in the field of biosensors for environmental monitoring. Biosensors combine the power of microelectronics with the selectivity and sensitivity of biological components to detect individual substances or groups of substances in the environment. Biosensors can also be used for recognizing biological effects such as genotoxicity, immunotoxicity and endocrine responses. For this purpose, components of biological origin such as microorganisms, enzymes, receptors or specific nucleic acid sequences are applied for the recognition and combined with a transducer system to provide toxicologic or pharmacologic data within seconds. This approach is expected not only to provide a significant contribution to measurement technology but also a basis for competent political decisions.


Sensor biosensor development energy environment environmental monitoring enzymes measurement technology microelectronics microorganism technology transducer

Editors and affiliations

  • Bertold Hock
    • 1
  • Damià Barceló
    • 2
  • Karl Cammann
    • 3
  • Peter-Diedrich Hansen
    • 4
  • Anthony P. F. Turner
    • 5
  1. 1.Technische Universität MünchenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Environmental Chemistry BarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Institut für Chemo- und Biosensorik MünsterGermany
  4. 4.Technische Universität BerlinGermany
  5. 5.Cranfield UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Vieweg+Teubner Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 1998
  • Publisher Name Vieweg+Teubner Verlag
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8154-3540-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-322-93454-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1615-9772
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