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Case study sensitivity analysis of transmission spectra for water contaminant monitoring
Author(s): S. G. Lambrakos; C. Yapijakis; D. Aiken; A. Shabaev; S. Ramsey; J. Peak
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Paper Abstract

Monitoring of contaminants associated with specific water resources using transmission spectra, with respect to types and relative concentrations, requires tracking statistical profiles of water contaminants in terms of spatial-temporal distributions of electromagnetic absorption spectra ranging from the ultraviolet to infrared. For this purpose, correlation between spectral signatures and types of contaminants within specific water resources must be made, as well as correlation of spectral signatures with results of processes for removal of contaminants, such as ozonation. Correlation between absorption spectra and changes in chemical and physical characteristics of contaminants, within a volume of sampled solution, requires sufficient sensitivity. The present study examines the sensitivity of transmission spectra with respect to general characteristics of water contaminants for spectral analysis of water samples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 May 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9862, Advanced Environmental, Chemical, and Biological Sensing Technologies XIII, 98620L (9 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2220047
Show Author Affiliations
S. G. Lambrakos, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
C. Yapijakis, The Cooper Union (United States)
D. Aiken, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
A. Shabaev, George Mason Univ. (United States)
S. Ramsey, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
J. Peak, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9862:
Advanced Environmental, Chemical, and Biological Sensing Technologies XIII
Tuan Vo-Dinh; Robert A. Lieberman; Günter G. Gauglitz, Editor(s)

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