Optical method for microfluidic detection of bacteria in water

Narendra Sharma, Naugatuck Valley Community College
Assem Abolmaaty, University of Rhode Island
Donna M.L. Meyer, University of Rhode Island


Fluorescence scanner was used to detect and quantify K12 bacteria in water to a detection limit of 3800 CFU/mL by correlating quantum dot fluorescence signal intensity to number of bacteria obtained by plate count. © OSA 2013.