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In-situ monitoring of biological growth on stone
Author(s): Eric Brechet; Daniel McStay; Rachael D. Wakefield; M. A. S. Sweet; M. S. Jones
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Paper Abstract

A Scanning Fluorescence Microscope system for quantifying and mapping biological growth on stone is described. The system uses 488 nm light from an Argon-ion laser to excite the 685 nm fluorescence from the Chlorophyll-a in the algae and uses this as the means of mapping the biological material. The measured 685 nm fluorescence is shown to increase linearly with the quantity of algae on the stone surface. Application of the system to study the effectiveness of biocide treatment for the control of algae on stone is reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 November 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2835, Advanced Technologies for Environmental Monitoring and Remediation, (26 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259784
Show Author Affiliations
Eric Brechet, Robert Gordon Univ. (United Kingdom)
Daniel McStay, Robert Gordon Univ. (United Kingdom)
Rachael D. Wakefield, Robert Gordon Univ. (United Kingdom)
M. A. S. Sweet, Robert Gordon Univ. (United Kingdom)
M. S. Jones, Robert Gordon Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2835:
Advanced Technologies for Environmental Monitoring and Remediation
Tuan Vo-Dinh, Editor(s)

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