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Compact portable biosensor for arsenic detection in aqueous samples with Escherichia coli bioreporter cells.
Review of Scientific Instruments
We present a compact portable biosensor to measure arsenic As(III) concentrations in water using Escherichia coli bioreporter cells. Escherichia coli expresses green fluorescent protein in a linearly dependent manner as a function of the arsenic concentration (between 0 and 100 μg/L). The device accommodates a small polydimethylsiloxane microfluidic chip that holds the agarose-encapsulated bacteria, and a complete optical illumination/collection/detection system for automated quantitative fluorescence measurements. The device is capable of sampling water autonomously, controlling the whole measurement, storing and transmitting data over GSM networks. We demonstrate highly reproducible measurements of arsenic in drinking water at 10 and 50 μg/L within 100 and 80 min, respectively.
Arsenic/analysis, Biosensing Techniques/instrumentation, Escherichia coli/cytology, Microfluidic Analytical Techniques/instrumentation, Water/chemistry, Water Pollutants, Chemical/analysis
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