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Detection of hexavalent uranium with inline and field-portable immunosensors

  • Scott J. Melton
  • Haini Yu
  • Mehnaaz F. Ali
  • Kenneth H. Williams
  • Michael J. Wilkins
  • Philip E. Long
  • Diane A. Blake

Abstract

An antibody that recognizes a chelated form of hexavalent uranium was used in the development of two different immunosensors for uranium detection. Specifically, these sensors were utilized for the analysis of groundwater samples collected during a 2007 field study ofin situ bioremediation in a aquifer located at Rifle, CO. The antibody-based sensors provided data comparable to that obtained using Kinetic Phosphorescence Analysis (KPA). Thus, these novel instruments and associated reagents should provide field researchers and resource managers with valuable new tools for on-site data acquisition.

Keywords

Groundwater Sample Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Geobacter Species Hexavalent Uranium Bead Column 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott J. Melton
    • 1
  • Haini Yu
    • 1
  • Mehnaaz F. Ali
    • 1
  • Kenneth H. Williams
    • 2
  • Michael J. Wilkins
    • 2
  • Philip E. Long
    • 3
  • Diane A. Blake
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. BiochemistryTulane Univ. Sch. MedicineNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Earth Sciences Lawrence Berkeley LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA
  3. 3.Hydrology Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryRichlandUSA

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