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Optical fiber sensor for germicidal microwave plasma UV lamps for water and wastewater treatment
Author(s): Colin Fitzpatrick; E. Lewis; A. Al-Shamma'a; J. Lucas
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Paper Abstract

Low-pressure mercury lamps are commonly used for germicidal applications such as water and wastewater sterilization. The germicidal effect is due to the emission of light at 254 nm, which leads to the destruction of most waterborne bacteria. The Microwave Plasma UV Lamp (MPUVL) is a new technology for generating a high intensity UV light. A Fluorescent Optical Fiber based sensor is presented which is used for monitoring the output of a high power microwave UV light source and its control. This sensor is a fiber which has had its cladding removed and been coated with a phosphor doped polymer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 2001
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4416, Optical Engineering for Sensing and Nanotechnology (ICOSN 2001), (8 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.427018
Show Author Affiliations
Colin Fitzpatrick, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
E. Lewis, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
A. Al-Shamma'a, Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)
J. Lucas, Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4416:
Optical Engineering for Sensing and Nanotechnology (ICOSN 2001)
Koichi Iwata, Editor(s)

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