chapter  21
10 Pages

Application of Biosensors on Air Pollution Monitoring

ByEvangelos Bakeas

Biosensors can be considered as a subgroup of chemical sensors in which a biological mechanism is used for analyte detection [1,3,4]. A biosensor is dened by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) as a self-contained integrated device that is capable of providing specic quantitative or semiquantitative analytical information using a biological recognition element (biochemical receptor), which is retained in contact

CONTENTS

21.1 Introduction ................................................................................................ 561 21.2 Organic Air Pollutants ..............................................................................563 21.3 Inorganic Air Pollutants ............................................................................ 567 References .............................................................................................................568