Environmental effects on laser-induced fluorescence spectra of natural waters

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Title: Environmental effects on laser-induced fluorescence spectra of natural waters
Author: Vodacek, Anthony; Philpot, William
Abstract: Laser fluorosensing can be used to monitor dissolved organic carbon (DOC), but analysis of the data can be hindered by several environmental phenomena. These phenomena include attenuation of the laser beam and differential attenuation of the fluorescence by the water column, variability in the molecular weight composition of the DOC, and temperature, pH, and metal ion effects on DOC fluorescence. These factors are discussed in terms of their effect on laboratory and remote field data analysis. Experimental results are provided. Analysis of fluorosensor data of DOC may be improved by compensating for the environmental factors. An improved methodology is discussed, and a suggestion is made for indirect monitoring of pH and metal ion concentration.
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Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/4364
Publishers URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0034-4257(87)90008-3
Date: 1987-02

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