Review of monitoring techniques for biological contaminants

Folder: Chemical and Biological (CB) Risks to Drinking Water
Publication date: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Water quality is a critical factor to public health worldwide. Accidents in past and present documented the vulnerability of our water supply chain. Therefore fast, reliable, sensitive and cheap water-monitoring systems are needed, working independently at a low level of maintenance and hands on time. Today there are only limited technologies to monitor pathogenic agents available on the market. The following review should give an overview about the major technologies being developed and evaluated today and could have potential as monitoring systems in the near future.