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Main Title Rapid detection of bioterrorism agents in water supplies /
Author Heineman, William R.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Seliskar, Carl J.,
Aguilar, Zoraida P.
Halsall, H. Brian.
Publisher Awwa Research Foundation : American Water Works Association ; IWA Publishing,
Year Published 2007
OCLC Number 271192257
Subjects Drinking water--Contamination. ; Water--Pollution--Measurement. ; Viral pollution of water--Measurement. ; Bacterial pollution of water--Measurement. ; Bioterrorism.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELAM  TD420.R37 2007 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 11/22/2010
ELBM  TD420.R37 2007 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/15/2008
Collation xxiv, 98 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
1P-3.5C-91195F-09/07-NH --Back cover. 91195F --Spine. Includes bibliography (p. 95-96).
Contents Notes
Ultimate goal for this research is to provide a monitoring device for bioterrorism agents with fast analysis, low limit of detection, and high accuracy to prevent false negatives and positives and maintain confidence in the monitoring system. Detection is based on a paramagnetic microbead immunoassay that is adaptable to a microfluidic monitoring system. In this project immunoassays were developed and evaluated with simulants for the four categories of biological agents: toxins (ovalbumin); bacteria ( E.Coli O157:H7 Heat killed); spores (B. globigii and B. anthracis Sterne strain (gamma irradiated)); viruses (MS2 bacteriophage).