A Simple, Low-Cost Double Beam Spectrophotometer for Colorimetric Detection of Nitrite in Seawater


Gong, WD, Mowlem, M, Kraft, M and Morgan, H (2009) A Simple, Low-Cost Double Beam Spectrophotometer for Colorimetric Detection of Nitrite in Seawater. IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL, 9, 862-869.

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This paper reports on the optical detection system of a prototype nitrite sensor for seawater analysis. The sensor uses a colorimetric Griess reaction that produces an Azo dye with an absorption peak at 540 nm. A simple low-cost double beam spectrophotometer using a green light emitting diode (LED) light source, two integrated photo detectors and lock-in detection is described. A log-ratio amplifier is used to produce an output proportional to absorbance. The optical devices were mounted in a cast resin block to prevent shock and vibration. Experimental results show the detection system has a limit of detection of 0.1 mu M.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Imported from ISI Web of Science
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > NANO
ePrint ID: 270137
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2010 07:46
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:15
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ISI Citation Count:3
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/270137

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