Development of biosensors for the detection of arsenic in drinking water

Chris French, Alistair Elfick, Kim De Mora, Jim Haseloff, James Ajioka, Nimisha Joshi

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Abstract

Arsenic (As) is a major public health issue in Bangladesh, West Bengal, and other regions. Current methods of detecting it are not altogether satisfactory. Biosensors are a potentially powerful technology for overcoming this problem, but have their own issues that must be addressed before they can be a really useful addition to the portfolio of techniques used to address the As crisis. In this chapter, we will consider the basic nature of biosensors, attempts made to apply them to As detection, and obstacles that remain to impede widespread adoption of this technology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArsenic in the environment
Subtitle of host publicationThe metabolism of arsenite
EditorsJoanne Santini, Seamus Ward
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press
Pages161-181
Number of pages21
Volume5
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-203-12018-7
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-69719-4
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2012

Publication series

NameArsenic in the environment
PublisherCRC Press
Volume5
ISSN (Print)1876-6218

Keywords

  • arsenic
  • biosensors

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