Optical monitor for microbial metabolism for hazardous waste application

Journal Article

A remote detection system for in-situ monitoring of the bioluminescence produced by a microbial `reporter' strain grown in rotary film bioreactors has been developed. Two systems were developed: one using a low-temperature photomultiplier, and one using an avalanche photodiode. The photodiode system was preferred for its sensitivity and portability. Testing was performed on a recombinant constitutive light producing strain. The results indicate that the optical monitor is sensitive enough for direct microbial detection for hazardous waste application.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ryan-Baker, M; Vo-Dinh, T; Griffin, GD; Miller, GH; Alarie, JP; Burlage, RS; Palumbo, AV; White, DC; Herbes, S

Published Date

  • January 1, 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1637 /

Start / End Page

  • 196 - 207

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-786X

Citation Source

  • Scopus