Chapter 18 – Recent advances in nanomaterial-based sensors as tool for environmental monitoring
Environmental monitoring (EM) is an important field of research due to environmental complexity, rapid industrialization, and international globalization. Thus a reliable, rapid, and cost-effective sensor-based detection system for emerging environmental pollutants is of prime importance in the coming years. Intelligent nano-material’s (NMs) based platform sensors which have environmental receptive functionalities have shown the capabilities to detect organic pollutants in water, air, and soil. Advanced NM-based platform EM sensors are expected to perform different tasks in response to various environmental applications to play a vital role in continuous EM systems. In the last decade biosensor devices emerged as capable EM tools, but their practical acceptance and level of instrumentation were not well accepted in the actual field. But at present, NM-based EM tools emerged as improved and more reliable tools for developing new remediation technologies as compared to traditional monitoring tools. In the present chapter, the reports on advances in nanomaterial-based sensors as a tool for environmental monitoring systems are discussed.
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