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Refinement of a SPR sensor for application within air-tight buildings
Author(s): Emma Bryce; James Sommerville; Kofi Aidoo
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Paper Abstract

The development of air-tight buildings to significantly reduce the carbon emissions from buildings is a relatively new building technique. However the side effects of the new approach have not been fully investigated. One potential issue arising is from insufficient ventilation resulting in an increase in poor indoor air quality from exacerbated microbial growth through elevated humidity and temperature. At the moment there is no in situ real-time sensor for the detection of multiple microbes within the built environment. Developing a sensor utilizing the phenomena of Surface Plasmon Resonance as its detection method to continuously monitor in situ multiple microbial species and fungi is being undertaken. The research involves the refinement of the specialised instruments commercially available, simplifying the components and advancing the architecture of the interface allowing for the monitoring of multiple species and a novel output detection method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7397, Biosensing II, 73970D (21 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.825925
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Emma Bryce, Glasgow Caledonian Univ. (United Kingdom)
James Sommerville, Glasgow Caledonian Univ. (United Kingdom)
Kofi Aidoo, Glasgow Caledonian Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7397:
Biosensing II
Manijeh Razeghi; Hooman Mohseni, Editor(s)

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