Electrochemical detection

Timothée Houssin, Helen Bridle, Vincent Senez

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This chapter presents electrochemical and electrical methods of the detection of waterborne pathogens. The first sections explain the different technologies; this is then followed by a review of the existing literature to highlight how these approaches have been applied to pathogen detection, with a particular focus on waterborne pathogens. The literature review reveals that while many of the technologies discussed have been applied to viruses, bacteria, and protozoa there has been little specific focus on waterborne pathogens. Additionally, a detailed analysis of the benefits, limitations, and challenges of this range of electrical detection methods for waterborne pathogen monitoring applications is given. The need for reproducible, well-characterised systems, based on sounds statistical analysis, was noted as a particular challenge facing this type of technology. Finally, the chapter finishes with a summary and future outlook.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWaterborne Pathogens
Subtitle of host publicationDetection Methods and Applications
PublisherAcademic Press
Number of pages41
ISBN (Print)9780444643193
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Detection
  • Dielectrophoresis
  • Electrochemical
  • Impedance
  • Waterborne pathogens

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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