While existing approaches to monitoring environmental contaminants tend to focus on a small suite of contaminant types and often involve monitoring at fixed points and at fixed times, Monitoring Environmental Contaminants focuses on a wide range of new technologies and approaches available for monitoring chemical and biological contaminants in air, water, soil and food. These new methods allow the ability to monitor a wider range of contaminants at much greater and temporal resolutions. Adoption of these methods could result in a change in our understanding of how humans and ecosystems are exposed to contaminants in different environmental media.
This volume in the Environmental Contaminants Series provides an overview of a wide range of monitoring approaches ranging from citizen science networks to the use of robotics and sensor networks. Monitoring Environmental Contaminants describes challenges in the adoption of some of these new approaches and methods for dealing with these challenges such as the use of mining techniques for large data. The case studies within will provide a thorough illustration for researchers, academics, and scientists involved in ecology and environmental sciences.
1. Advances in Traditional Technologies - Current Approaches to Mass Spectrometry Analysis 2. Emerging Sensor Technologies: Autonomous Environmental Chemical 3. Wireless Sensor Networks for Environmental Monitoring 4.Challenges and current approaches towards environmental monitoring of nanomaterials 5. Citizen science monitoring of air pollution: challenges and experiences from the 6 iSCAPE Living Labs 6. The role of environmental specimen banks in monitoring environmental contamination
Dr Steve Johnson has been a lecturer in the Department of Electronics since 2012. His research interests are in biologically-inspired technologies and in particular hybrid systems that merge the functions and properties of biological systems with the world of electronics. This requires a highly multi-disciplinary approach to research and he collaborates closely with scientists and engineers from within physics, chemistry, molecular biology and the clinical sciences. Steve is Deputy Director of the Graduate School, leads the Bio-Inspired Technologies Laboratory and is academic manager of the York Electronics Cleanroom. He is also a visiting scientist at the University of Leeds, a position he was awarded in 2012. Steve is Associate Editor of the academic journal Nanomaterials and Nanodevices.