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Monitoring the marine environment using a low-cost colorimetric optical sensor

Heery, Brendan and Fitzsimons, Lorna and Sullivan, Timothy and Chapman, James and Regan, Fiona and Lau, Kim and Brabazon, Dermot and Kim, Jung Ho and Diamond, Dermot (2012) Monitoring the marine environment using a low-cost colorimetric optical sensor. In: Sensorcomm 2012, 19-24 Aug 2012, Rome, Italy.

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Abstract

Anthropogenic activities have led to increased stress on our marine and other aquatic environments. There is a pressing need to monitor, measure, understand and mitigate the causes of these pressures. This paper presents the development and preliminary testing of a low-cost colorimetric optical sensor to detect colour-linked events in the marine environment. Potential applications may include the detection of Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB), which due to the production of toxins have deleterious effects on marine ecosystems and can ultimately lead to human, fish, bird and mammal deaths. Preliminary results indicate the capability of the sensor to differentiate between the colour signatures of several environmental samples.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:environmental monitoring; colorimetric sensor; marine sensing; optical sensor
Subjects:Biological Sciences > Biosensors
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Chemical Sciences
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:18682
Deposited On:15 Jul 2013 11:57 by Fiona Regan. Last Modified 22 Feb 2017 16:09

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