Nanotech 2006 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2006 Vol. 1
Technical Proceedings of the 2006 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1

Enviromental, Health and Societal Impacts of Nanotechnology Chapter 6

New Guidelines for Selecting Best Extraction Methods of EPS Using Atomic Force Microscopy

Authors: S. Kang, Y. Ahn, H. Choi and M. Elimelech

Affilation: Yale University, United States

Pages: 592 - 594

Keywords: atomic force microscopy, extracellular polymeric substances, extraction, bio-probe, steric model

In this study, we applied AFM to develop the guideline during the selection of best extraction methods for exocellular polymeric substances (EPS). A single cell of S. cerevisiae was glued at the end of the tipless cantilever and forces were measured to measure the thickness of EPS layers as well as contour length of cellular polymers. A new analytical methods was very effective and gave consistant results with classical guidelines.Considering results, atomic force microscopy could be applied to develop, or to investigate the new and existing analytical methods in the field of environmental science and engineering.

ISBN: 0-9767985-6-5
Pages: 871
Hardcopy: $119.95

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