Contribution of lux bacterial biosensors to remediation of BTEX contaminated land

S Sousa*, H Weitz, C Duffy, E Bar, R Henkler, BN Anderson, L. Mason, LA Glover, K Killham

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Abstract

Luminescence-based bacterial biosensors (lux-marked Escherichia coli and lux Pseudomonas putida Fl) were used to identify constraints to bioremediation of BTEX contaminated land. The approach, involving sequential exposure of sensors to samples treated by a series of manipulations, was validated by correlating biosensor response with mineralisation of C-14-labelled toluene.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContaminated Soil '98, Vols 1 & 2
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTHOMAS TELFORD SERVICES LTD
Pages839-840
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0-7277-2675-7
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Event6th International FZK/TNO Conference on Contaminated Soil (ConSoil 98) - EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 May 199821 May 1998

Conference

Conference6th International FZK/TNO Conference on Contaminated Soil (ConSoil 98)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEDINBURGH
Period17/05/9821/05/98

Keywords

  • BTEX
  • soil and groundwater contamination
  • in-situ bioremediation
  • monitoring
  • genetically engineered microorganisms (GEMs)
  • biosensors

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Sousa, S., Weitz, H., Duffy, C., Bar, E., Henkler, R., Anderson, BN., Mason, L., Glover, LA., & Killham, K. (1998). Contribution of lux bacterial biosensors to remediation of BTEX contaminated land. In Contaminated Soil '98, Vols 1 & 2 (pp. 839-840). THOMAS TELFORD SERVICES LTD.