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Sensors for in-situ monitoring of eutrophication in marine environments

McCaul, Margaret and McNamara, Eoghan and Diamond, Dermot (2015) Sensors for in-situ monitoring of eutrophication in marine environments. In: Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography aquatic science meeting (ASLO '15), 22-27 Feb 2015, Granada, Spain .

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Abstract

Accelerated eutrophication of marine ecosystems as a result of nutrient enrichment is a widespread problem within European marine margins. Eutrophication has several adverse effects on the marine ecosystem such as the formation of harmful algae blooms reduced water clarity and reduced oxygen levels. The reliable quantification of the causative nutrients is challenging due to the matrix within which they are held. Here we propose methods for the identification and optimisation of appropriate detection chemistries for phosphate, ammonia, nitrate and nitrite in marine matrices. The work presented is carried out as part of the COMMON SENSE FP7 European project. COMMON SENSE aims to provide a reliable sensing platform for in-situ measurements on key parameters relating to eutrophication. The nutrient sensor is based on a combination of microfluidic analytical systems, colorimetric reagent chemistry, low-cost LED-based optical detection, and wireless communications.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:Yes
Subjects:Engineering > Mechanical engineering
Biological Sciences > Microfluidics
Physical Sciences > Environmental chemistry
Physical Sciences > Chemistry
Engineering > Environmental engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Chemical Sciences
Research Initiatives and Centres > INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics
Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:The COMMON SENSE project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program (Ocean 2013-2) under the grant agreement no 614155
ID Code:20843
Deposited On:30 Sep 2015 14:01 by Margaret McCaul. Last Modified 30 Sep 2015 14:01

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