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Fiber optic flow system for potable water monitoring
Author(s): Dorota Stadnik; Emilia Majewska; Michal Chudy; Wojciech Wróblewski; Zbigniew Brzózka; Artur Dybko
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Paper Abstract

The principle of the operation of a fiber optic chemical sensor (FOCS) is a chemically sensitive receptor part, which can be called as a chemooptical interface. This interface converts information on the analyte into changes of optical signal. In the case of the designed system, an appropriate reagent exhibiting changes in absorbance is immobilized on a polymeric support in a form of small beads. Such modified polymers are then loaded into a tube in order to construct a flow through sensor. The following reagents were used: bromothymol blue as pH-sensitive indicator, Chlorophosphonazo III as calcium-sensitive indicator, and 4-(2-pyridylazo)-resorcinol (PAR) as heavy metal indicator. The paper describes the immobilization procedures, tests of the flow through sensors with their calibration characteristics as well as system design considerations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5952, Optical Fibers: Applications, 59521F (28 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.622789
Show Author Affiliations
Dorota Stadnik, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)
Emilia Majewska, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Michal Chudy, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Wojciech Wróblewski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Zbigniew Brzózka, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Artur Dybko, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5952:
Optical Fibers: Applications
Leszek R. Jaroszewicz; Brian Culshaw; Anna Grazia Mignani, Editor(s)

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