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Prototype spectral analysis of water samples for monitoring and treatment of public water resources
Author(s): S. G. Lambrakos; M. Lee; C. Yapijakis; L. S. Ramsey; L. Huang; A. Shabaev; L. Massa
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Paper Abstract

Experimental measurements conducted in the laboratory, involving hyperspectral analysis of water samples taken from public water resources in the New York City metro area, have motivated a reevaluation of issues concerning the potential application of this type of analysis for water monitoring, treatment and evaluation prior to filtration. One issue concerns hyperspectral monitoring of contaminants with respect to types and relative concentrations. This implies a need for better understanding the statistical profiles of water contaminants in terms of spatial-temporal distributions of electromagnetic absorption spectra ranging from the ultraviolet to infrared, which are associated with specific water resources. This issue also implies the need for establishing correlations between hyperspectral signatures and types of contaminants to be found within specific water resources. Another issue concerns the use of absorption spectra for determining changes in chemical and physical characteristics of contaminants after application of water treatments in order to determine levels of toxicity with respect to the environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 June 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9112, Sensing Technologies for Global Health, Military Medicine, and Environmental Monitoring IV, 911219 (5 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2049963
Show Author Affiliations
S. G. Lambrakos, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
M. Lee, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
C. Yapijakis, The Cooper Union (United States)
L. S. Ramsey, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
L. Huang, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
A. Shabaev, George Mason Univ. (United States)
L. Massa, Hunter College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9112:
Sensing Technologies for Global Health, Military Medicine, and Environmental Monitoring IV
Šárka O. Southern; Mark A. Mentzer; Isaac Rodriguez-Chavez; Virginia E. Wotring, Editor(s)

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