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UV-based pollutant quantification in automotive exhausts
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes two optical based sensors for the detection and quantification of vehicle exhaust pollutants. The first sensor consists of a single pass absorption cell. Broadband light from a deuterium/halogen source was transmitted through the cell from optical fibre and the resulting absorption is detected using a UV spectrometer which was also fibre coupled. The second approach includes an integrating sphere, which has been adapted for use as a multipass absorption cell. An ultraviolet LED was used as an emitter and a photodiode as the detector. Both were mounted directly on the sphere. The single pass absorption cell has been used to monitor nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide while the integrating sphere has been used to monitor nitrogen dioxide levels. Concentration levels of 10's of parts per million have been measured for each gas and sensor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 April 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6198, Photonics in the Automobile II, 619807 (21 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.665589
Show Author Affiliations
Eamonn Hawe, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
Gerard Dooly, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
Colin Fitzpatrick, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
Elfed Lewis, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
Paul Chambers, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6198:
Photonics in the Automobile II
Patrick P. Meyrueis; Thomas P. Pearsall, Editor(s)

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