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Fluorescent test of water toxicity
Author(s): Piotr Lacki; Antoni Nowakowski
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Paper Abstract

A fibre optic, fluorescent toxicity test based on a liquid-core waveguide (LCW) is presented here. By employing the LCW it is possible to set up a small and easy to handle system for measurements of weak fluorescence intensity. The use of specific bacteria as "living sensors" and application of the fluorescent measurement technique allows combination of positive features — synergetic reaction to different pollutants and sensitivity to global pollution -ofthe biological monitoring with an objective measure of the technical monitoring. The results of optimisation analysis of the system construction and testing procedure are here discussed. The fmal purpose of this research is to create a new method of water toxicity measurement for in situ experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4887, Optical Techniques for Environmental Sensing, Workplace Safety, and Health Monitoring, (22 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.475986
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Piotr Lacki, Technical Univ. of Gdansk (Poland)
Antoni Nowakowski, Technical Univ. of Gdansk (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4887:
Optical Techniques for Environmental Sensing, Workplace Safety, and Health Monitoring

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