Inspecting water quality with Raman spectroscopy
Scientists in the Netherlands have developed and tested a new method that uses Raman spectroscopy to identify harmful bacteria in drinking water.
Water quality checks are extremely important for the health of consumers. Many of the current methods used to test water quality rely on selectiv ... more
High throughput phenotyping of uropathogenic E. coli isolates with Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
UK scientists have designed a high throughput method to determine the phenotypes of the different Escherichia coli strains that cause urinary tract infections. The method couples bacterial growth requirements to Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The majority of urinary tract infectio ... more
Self-powered herbicide biosensor
A self-powered biosensor that can detect herbicides in water has been developed by US scientists. Most commercial herbicides act by inhibiting photosynthesis in plants. Unfortunately, photosynthetic aquatic microorganisms and aquatic plants are also similarly affected, which is why herbicid ... more