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Respirometric biomonitor for the control of industrial effluent toxicity
Author(s): Luigi Campanella; G. Favero; D. Mastrofini; M. Tomassetti
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Paper Abstract

A yeast cell biosystem has been recently developed for the total toxicity testing of a sample that may contain a number of different polluting species. The method uses an amperometric gas diffusion oxygen sensor as indicating electrode and is based on the perturbation of the respiratory activity of the immobilized yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae; glucose acts as substrate. Several toxic substances were tested: metal ions, phenol and cationic, anionic or nonionic surfactants. Some results of a monitoring program of an industrial wastewater are also reported and discussed.

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Date Published: 9 October 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2504, Environmental Monitoring and Hazardous Waste Site Remediation, (9 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.224111
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Luigi Campanella, Univ. di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
G. Favero, Univ. di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
D. Mastrofini, Univ. di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
M. Tomassetti, Univ. di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2504:
Environmental Monitoring and Hazardous Waste Site Remediation
Tuan Vo-Dinh, Editor(s)

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