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Multispectral Fluorometric Sensor For Real Time In-situ Detection Of Marine Petroleum Spills

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OIL980261

Volume

27

Pages

11

Published

1998

Size

1,204 kb

Author(s)

John M. Andrews & Stephen H. Lieberman

Abstract

This paper describes the development of a fluorescence based in-situ sensor system for real time monitoring and detection of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminants in the marine environment. The system consists of an array of underwater sensors deployed just below the water surface. The sensors can detect floating product (surface sheen) from below the surface as well as detect emulsified or dissolved phase petroleum in the water column. Data from each of the sensors is transmitted to a central base station computer for display, logging, and analysis. The primary intended use of the system is to protect marine facilities from accidental petroleum discharges

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