Application of microfluidics in waterborne pathogen monitoring: A review

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Abstract

A review of the recent advances in microfluidics based systems for the monitoring of waterborne pathogens is provided in this article. Emphasis has been made on existing, commercial and state-of-the-art systems and research activities in laboratories worldwide. The review separates sample processing systems and monitoring systems, highlighting the slow progress made in automated sample processing for monitoring of pathogens in waterworks and in the field. Future potential directions of research are also highlighted in the conclusions. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-271
Number of pages16
JournalWater Research
Volume55
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2014

Keywords

  • Microfluidics
  • Waterborne pathogens
  • Monitoring techniques
  • Sample processing
  • Detection methods
  • ESCHERICHIA-COLI O157-H7
  • ON-A-CHIP
  • CRYPTOSPORIDIUM-PARVUM
  • RAPID DETECTION
  • TAP WATER
  • IMPEDANCE SPECTROSCOPY
  • BIOSENSING METHOD
  • BACTERIAL-CELLS
  • MICROBIAL-CELLS
  • LEVEL DETECTION

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