Bioluminescent Liquid Light Guide Pad Biosensor for Indoor Air Toxicity Monitoring

Evgeni Eltzov, Avital Cohen, Robert S. Marks

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Indoor air pollution became a recent concern found to be oftentimes worse than outdoor air quality. We developed a tool that is cheap and simple and enables continuous monitoring of air toxicity. It is a biosensor with both a nondisposable (monitor) and disposable (calcium alginate pads with immobilized bacteria) elements. Various parameters to enhance its signal have been tested (including the effect of the pad's orientation, it's exposure to either temperature or time with the air toxicant analyte, and various concentrations thereof). Lastly, the sensor has demonstrated its ability to sense the presence of chemicals in a real, indoor environment. This is the first step in the creation of a sensitive and simple operative tool that may be used in different indoor environments. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3655-3661
Number of pages7
JournalAnalytical Chemistry
Issue number7
StatePublished - 7 Apr 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry


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