Towards the development and design of in-situ faecal matter sensing platforms for aquatic environments.
Briciu Burghina, Ciprian Constantin and Regan, Fiona (2011) Towards the development and design of in-situ faecal matter sensing platforms for aquatic environments. In: FIPS 2011 (Faecal Indicators Problems or Solutions?), 6-8 June 2011, Edinburgh, UK.
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Standard methods for the assessment of faecal contamination of water rely on laboratory-based techniques, which are time-consuming,labour-intensive and unable to be employed for continuous monitoring. Currently, 18 hours are required after sampling for the analysis to be performed. Our focus is to develop a remotesensing platform able to continuously monitor and provide near real-time measurements of Escherichia Coli(E.Coli)in environmental waters.
The detection and quantification of E.Coli is studied using the activity of β-D-glucuronidase(GUD) marker enzyme.
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