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REAL-TIME ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING OF MINING EFFLUENTS USING A MICROBIAL FUEL CELL (MFC) BASED SENSOR
Adekunle, A., V. Raghavan, and B. Tartakovsky.
Abstract Book: Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop, Vancouver, BC, 30 Sep - 3 Oct, 2018.

The study describes an environmental biosensor that exploits the high sensitivity of microbial fuel cells (MFCs) to variations in environmental conditions, such as the presence of electron donors and acceptors. The experiments established fast MFC voltage response to changes in mining water composition. MFC electrical performance could be inferred with the concentration of a target contaminant, thus enabling a low-cost and low-maintenance biosensor capable of detecting abrupt changes in environmental conditions. See more on this study in A. Adekunle's 2018 thesis at http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=161008&custom_att_2=direct.



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