Culture-Based Microfluidic Device for Environmental Monitoring
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.
G. Jing et al., "Culture-Based Microfluidic Device for Environmental Monitoring," Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (2003, Boston, MA), vol. 2, pp. 1243-1246, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE), Jun 2003.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SENSOR.2003.1216997
12th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2003 - Digest of Technical Papers (2003: Jun. 8-12, Boston, MA)
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
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
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