TY - CHAP A1 - Thomas Charrier A2 - Marie José Durand A3 - Mahmoud Affi A4 - Sulivan Jouanneau A5 - Hélène Gezekel A6 - Gérald Thouand ED1 - Pier Andrea Serra Y1 - 2010-02-01 PY - 2010 T1 - Bacterial Bioluminescent Biosensor Characterisation for On-line Monitoring of Heavy Metals Pollutions in Waste Water Treatment Plant Effluents N2 - A biosensor is defined as a detecting device that combines a transducer with a biologically sensitive and selective component. When a specific target molecule interacts with the biological component, a signal is produced, at transducer level, proportional to the concentration of the substance. Therefore biosensors can measure compounds present in the environment, chemical processes, food and human body at low cost if compared with traditional analytical techniques. Bringing together researchers from 11 different countries, this book covers a wide range of aspects and issues related to biosensor technology, such as biosensor applications in the fields of drug discovery, diagnostics and bacteria detection, optical biosensors, biotelemetry and algorithms applied to biosensing. BT - Biosensors SP - Ch. 11 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/7210 DO - 10.5772/7210 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-11-17 ER -