Title

Culture-Based Microfluidic Device for Environmental Monitoring

Abstract

In this paper, we describe a culture-based microfluidic device for detecting nocardioforms in environmental samples in an improved, timesaving, and cost-efficient manner. Our device uses paraffinophilic nature of nocardioforms and mycobacteria to selectively culture and detect these microorganisms. Our goal is to improve screening for mycobacteria to protect public health as well as screening for nocardioforms to reduce the costs associated with treating nocardiafoam at sewage treatment plants.

Meeting Name

12th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2003 - Digest of Technical Papers (2003: Jun. 8-12, Boston, MA)

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Sponsor(s)

IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS)

Keywords and Phrases

Actuators; Costs; Fluidic devices; Immune system; Microbiology; Microfluidics; Microorganisms; Microsystems; Monitoring; Sewage treatment; Sewage treatment plants; Testing; Transducers; Cost-efficient; Environmental Monitoring; Environmental sample; Micro-fluidic devices; Protection; Public healthcare; Sludge treatment; Solid-state sensors

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

0780377311; 9780780377318

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2003 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE) , All rights reserved.


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