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Online water color monitoring by means of fiber optic technology in a water recycling plant
Author(s): Anna Grazia Mignani; Andrea A. Mencaglia; Leonardo Ciaccheri; R. Camisa
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Paper Abstract

After each step in the recycle process at the CONSER-IDRA water recycling plant (Prato, Italy), the water is stored in reservoirs. Up to now, the quality of the process has been monitored by taking samples from the reservoirs and analyzing them in the laboratory. This work presents a more efficient fiber optic system that provides online monitoring by measuring water color directly in the reservoirs. The system uses a fiber optic probe to perform absorption spectroscopy in the visible spectral range. The feasibility of using fiber optic technology for online monitoring has been confirmed by the positive results of several days of validation testing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2004
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5459, Optical Sensing, (1 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.549146
Show Author Affiliations
Anna Grazia Mignani, CNR/IFAC (Italy)
Andrea A. Mencaglia, CNR/IFAC (Italy)
Leonardo Ciaccheri, CNR/IFAC (Italy)
R. Camisa, IDRA sccrl (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5459:
Optical Sensing
Brian Culshaw; Anna Grazia Mignani; Rainer Riesenberg, Editor(s)

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