Type

Journal Article

Authors

Richard J O'Kennedy
Caroline S Murphy
Joe Silke
Aoife S Crawley
Jonathan H Loftus
Daniel A McPartlin
R. J. O’Kennedy

Subjects

Environment

Topics
algal blooms low cost biosensor biotechnology this review healthcare biosensors phytoplankton environmental harmful algal bloom hab monitoring hab global economic

Biosensors for the monitoring of harmful algal blooms. (2017)

Abstract Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are a major global concern due to their propensity to cause environmental damage, healthcare issues and economic losses. In particular, the presence of toxic phytoplankton is a cause for concern. Current HAB monitoring programs often involve laborious laboratory-based analysis at a high cost and with long turnaround times. The latter also hampers the potential to develop accurate and reliable models that can predict HAB occurrence. However, a promising solution for this issue may be in the form of remotely deployed biosensors, which can rapidly and continuously measure algal and toxin levels at the point-of-need (PON), at a low cost. This review summarises the issues HABs present, how they are difficult to monitor and recently developed biosensors that may improve HAB-monitoring challenges.
Collections Ireland -> Marine Institute -> Scientific Papers
Ireland -> Marine Institute -> Peer Reviewed Scientific Papers
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> PubMed
Ireland -> Marine Institute -> Marine Institute Community of Research Publications

Full list of authors on original publication

Richard J O'Kennedy, Caroline S Murphy, Joe Silke, Aoife S Crawley, Jonathan H Loftus, Daniel A McPartlin, R. J. O’Kennedy

Experts in our system

1
R O'Kennedy
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 197
 
2
Caroline Murphy
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 12
 
3
J. Silke
Marine Institute
Total Publications: 44
 
4
Daniel A McPartlin
Dublin City University