Benzene analysis in workplace air using an FIA-based bacterial biosensor.

@article{Lanyon2005BenzeneAI,
  title={Benzene analysis in workplace air using an FIA-based bacterial biosensor.},
  author={Yvonne H Lanyon and Giovanna Marrazza and Ibtisam E Tothill and Marco Mascini},
  journal={Biosensors & bioelectronics},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 10},
  pages={2089-96}
}
A bacterial biosensor based on flow injection analysis (FIA) has been developed for the determination of benzene in workplace air samples. Benzene can be used by the bacteria Pseudomonas putida ML2 as a sole carbon source, and its aerobic degradation can be measured using a dissolved oxygen electrode. The bacterial cells were immobilised between two cellulose acetate membranes and fixed onto a Clark dissolved oxygen probe, which was inserted into a custom-made flow cell. The applicability of… CONTINUE READING