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Title: Microbial sensor system for the assessment of subsurface environments

Abstract

A microbial sensor, system, and method that can be used to determine a chemical environment and/or substrate concentrations in anaerobic or aerobic environments, such as soils, sediments and ground waters, are disclosed. An exemplary system uses one or more (e.g., inert) measurement electrodes and a reference electrode. The reference electrode can include an electrode exposed to atmospheric oxygen (e.g., a cathode) or an electrode exposed to stable anaerobic or aerobic conditions. The exemplary microbial sensor system measures open-circuit voltage to characterize the chemical (oxidizing or reducing) environment and/or recovery voltage to measure substrate concentrations in the subsurface.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Burge Environmental Inc., Tempe, AZ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1492029
Patent Number(s):
10,113,990
Application Number:
15/237,230
Assignee:
Burge, Scott R. DOEER
DOE Contract Number:  
FOA-0001405
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Aug 15
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Burge, Scott R., Burge, Russell G., and Hoffman, David A. Microbial sensor system for the assessment of subsurface environments. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Burge, Scott R., Burge, Russell G., & Hoffman, David A. Microbial sensor system for the assessment of subsurface environments. United States.
Burge, Scott R., Burge, Russell G., and Hoffman, David A. Tue . "Microbial sensor system for the assessment of subsurface environments". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1492029.
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abstractNote = {A microbial sensor, system, and method that can be used to determine a chemical environment and/or substrate concentrations in anaerobic or aerobic environments, such as soils, sediments and ground waters, are disclosed. An exemplary system uses one or more (e.g., inert) measurement electrodes and a reference electrode. The reference electrode can include an electrode exposed to atmospheric oxygen (e.g., a cathode) or an electrode exposed to stable anaerobic or aerobic conditions. The exemplary microbial sensor system measures open-circuit voltage to characterize the chemical (oxidizing or reducing) environment and/or recovery voltage to measure substrate concentrations in the subsurface.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Oct 30 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Tue Oct 30 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
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