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Biosensors for Environmental Monitoring of Aquatic Systems

Bioanalytical and Chemical Methods for Endocrine Disruptors

  • Damià Barceló
  • Peter-Diedrich Hansen

Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 5J)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Marinella Farré, Sara Rodriguez-Mozaz, Miren López de Alda, Damià Barceló, Peter-Diedrich Hansen
    Pages 1-32
  3. Javier Adrián, Fátima Fernández, Alejandro Muriano, Raquel Obregon, Javier Ramón-Azcon, Nuria Tort et al.
    Pages 47-68
  4. Benjamin Piña, Susanna Boronat, Marta Casado, Alba Olivares
    Pages 69-113
  5. Marinella Farré, Damià Barceló
    Pages 115-160
  6. Alva Biran, Pedahzur Rami, Sebastian Buchinger, Reifferscheid Georg, Shimshon Belkin
    Pages 161-186
  7. Tamara Grummt, Petra Rettberg, Petra Waldmann, Jürgen Zipperle, Peter-Diedrich Hansen
    Pages 187-201
  8. P. D. Hansen, E. Wittekindt, J. Sherry, E. Unruh, H. Dizer, H. Tüg et al.
    Pages 203-226
  9. Cristina Postigo, Marina Kuster, Marta Villagrasa, Sara Rodríguez-Mozaz, Rikke Brix, Marinel la Farré et al.
    Pages 227-271
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 273-278

About this book


There is an increasing need for effective methods of estimating the risks caused by the large number of pollutants released into the environment by human activities. This volume provides an overview of biosensors as a key tool for the environmental monitoring of aquatic systems. Biosensor technology is based on a specific biological recognition element in combination with a transducer for signal processing. In particular, the detection and identification of endocrine-disrupting compounds and other toxins in wastewater are treated in detail. Biosensors are presented as a practical alternative or supplement to traditional chromatographic techniques. Emphasis is also placed on the validation of the applied technology and its application to real-world environmental samples.


Biosensor bacteria contaminants ecosystem ecosystems environment pesticide toxicity toxicology

Editors and affiliations

  • Damià Barceló
    • Peter-Diedrich Hansen
      • 1
    1. 1.Department of EcotoxicologyBerlin Institute of TechnologyBerlinGemany

    Bibliographic information


    From the reviews: “The book provides a good and fairly complete overview of the biosensors that are used in bioanalytical and chemical methods … with many references provided. The book serves as an excellent compendium of the achievements of the field of new measurement devices … . Biosensors for the Environmental Monitoring of Aquatic Systems is a carefully written work that provides exact definitions … and results achieved by research groups around the world. … will be an invaluable source of information for active researchers in this field.” (Boguslaw Buszewski, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, November, 2009)