Can biosensors and sensors operating in a complex matrix of local and international standards solve environmental quality problems of catchments?
- Journal of Applied Biotechnology & Bioengineering
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This research aims at throwing light on applications of biological rapid assessment tools in the monitoring of environmental quality in Runde River catchment with intensive commercial sugarcane production. Burdened with drudgery in wet laboratory techniques, biological sensors (biosensors) and sensors can integrate catchment data from rapid assessment techniques to networks or Internet of Things (IoT). This research examines the techniques presented by biosensors and sensors and provides the checkboxes for sustained catchment monitoring. With available recent evidence from surveys it turns out the Runde River may not be polluted but this may reflect the time the survey was undertaken and suggestions made for routine checks.
biosensors, sensors, catchment water quality data, benthic macro organisms, monitoring, network