Exploiting biosensor technology to support the remediation of BTEX-contaminated sites

Christopher D. Paynter*, Graeme I. Paton, Ken Killham, Rolf Henkler, Christoph Henkler

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Abstract

The response of a suite of lux marked bacterial biosensors to the BTEX compounds was studied. The suite of biosensors was applied to environmental groundwater samples taken from a site with a history of BTEX contamination. The biosensor suite produced a quantitative response to all of the BTEX compounds, which was measured by luminometry. Analysis of site groundwater samples indicated that the biosensor suite gave an indication of overall toxicity and the bioavailability of a specific group of compounds. These data could provide vital information to guide and monitor the continuing remediation strategy, as well as indicate a biologically relevant endpoint. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 8th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium (Baltimore, MD 6/6-9/2005).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium
Pages1120-1124
Number of pages5
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event8th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 6 Jun 20059 Jun 2005

Conference

Conference8th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period6/06/059/06/05

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