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Culture-Based Microfluidic Device for Environmental Monitoring
Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (2003, Boston, MA)
  • Gaoshan Jing
  • Amy L. Polaczyk
  • Daniel B. Oerther, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Ian Papautsky
Abstract
In this paper, we describe a culture-based microfluidic device for detecting nocardioforms in environmental samples in an improved, timesaving, and cost-efficient manner. Our device uses paraffinophilic nature of nocardioforms and mycobacteria to selectively culture and detect these microorganisms. Our goal is to improve screening for mycobacteria to protect public health as well as screening for nocardioforms to reduce the costs associated with treating nocardiafoam at sewage treatment plants.
Meeting Name
12th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2003 - Digest of Technical Papers (2003: Jun. 8-12, Boston, MA)
Department(s)
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Sponsor(s)
IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS)
Keywords and Phrases
  • Actuators,
  • Costs,
  • Fluidic devices,
  • Immune system,
  • Microbiology,
  • Microfluidics,
  • Microorganisms,
  • Microsystems,
  • Monitoring,
  • Sewage treatment,
  • Sewage treatment plants,
  • Testing,
  • Transducers,
  • Cost-efficient,
  • Environmental Monitoring,
  • Environmental sample,
  • Micro-fluidic devices,
  • Protection,
  • Public healthcare,
  • Sludge treatment,
  • Solid-state sensors
International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
0780377311; 9780780377318
Document Type
Article - Conference proceedings
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2003 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE) , All rights reserved.
Publication Date
6-1-2003
Citation Information
Gaoshan Jing, Amy L. Polaczyk, Daniel B. Oerther and Ian Papautsky. "Culture-Based Microfluidic Device for Environmental Monitoring" Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (2003, Boston, MA) Vol. 2 (2003) p. 1243 - 1246
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/daniel_oerther/51/