Sensing fresh water contamination using UV fluorescence methods

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622074
Title:
Sensing fresh water contamination using UV fluorescence methods
Authors:
Okache, Julius; Haggett, Barry G.D.; Maytum, Robin; Mead, Andrew; Rawson, David M.; Ajmal, Tahmina
Abstract:
Water quality monitoring requires characterization of a range of organic and inorganic components present within the sample. We present here initial findings in the design of a novel system to detect contaminants by characterizing their characteristic fluorescence fingerprints in a 3-dimensional excitation emission matrix. This is a proof of principle for a system that would then use principal component analysis to diagnose the individual contaminants present in real world samples. A high-resolution fluorescence spectrometer was used to characterize components and potential pollutants in water samples along with samples taken at two different times from the feed into a lake. Several types of fluorescent signals were observed including the commonly used UV `protein-like' fluorescence as well as humic-like or yellow substances fluorescence. Development of this method will lead to a technique that will allow rapid identification of possible contaminants in water samples.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Okache J, Haggett B, Maytum R, Mead A, Rawson D, Ajmal T (2015) 'Sensing fresh water contamination using UV fluorescence methods', SENSORS, 2015 IEEE, IEEE.
Publisher:
IEEE
Issue Date:
7-Jan-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622074
DOI:
10.1109/ICSENS.2015.7370462
Additional Links:
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7370462/
Type:
Conference papers, meetings and proceedings
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Engineering

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dc.contributor.authorOkache, Juliusen
dc.contributor.authorHaggett, Barry G.D.en
dc.contributor.authorMaytum, Robinen
dc.contributor.authorMead, Andrewen
dc.contributor.authorRawson, David M.en
dc.contributor.authorAjmal, Tahminaen
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-11T14:08:15Z-
dc.date.available2017-04-11T14:08:15Z-
dc.date.issued2016-01-07-
dc.identifier.citationOkache J, Haggett B, Maytum R, Mead A, Rawson D, Ajmal T (2015) 'Sensing fresh water contamination using UV fluorescence methods', SENSORS, 2015 IEEE, IEEE.en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/ICSENS.2015.7370462-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622074-
dc.description.abstractWater quality monitoring requires characterization of a range of organic and inorganic components present within the sample. We present here initial findings in the design of a novel system to detect contaminants by characterizing their characteristic fluorescence fingerprints in a 3-dimensional excitation emission matrix. This is a proof of principle for a system that would then use principal component analysis to diagnose the individual contaminants present in real world samples. A high-resolution fluorescence spectrometer was used to characterize components and potential pollutants in water samples along with samples taken at two different times from the feed into a lake. Several types of fluorescent signals were observed including the commonly used UV `protein-like' fluorescence as well as humic-like or yellow substances fluorescence. Development of this method will lead to a technique that will allow rapid identification of possible contaminants in water samples.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIEEEen
dc.relation.urlhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7370462/en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectfluorescenceen
dc.subjectwater qualityen
dc.titleSensing fresh water contamination using UV fluorescence methodsen
dc.typeConference papers, meetings and proceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.date.updated2017-04-11T13:47:46Z-
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