optical sensor Articles

  • A quick guide to oil analysis for engine test applications

    Reliability testing is a very important component of new engine development. Engineers need to fully understand and chart the engine lifetime performance under a variety of conditions before mass production may be considered. Many important performance data parameters are collected in real time through the many different types of sensors that are connected to the engine in the test cell and oil ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Fibre optic sensors as a non–destructive tool for structural monitoring

    Structural monitoring is a diagnostic tool for detection of defects/damages and for scheduling maintenance operations. It is essential to determine the safety of the structures by Non–Destructive Testing (NDT) for evaluation of strength/integrity. This assessment is required for the repair, rehabilitation and life extension of the structure. Fibre Optic Sensors (FOS) are attractive sensing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Optical DO Sensors Opening Doors to Online Aeration Control

    BACKGROUNDThe benefits of using online, automated control of aeration systems using dissolved oxygen (DO) sensors are well known in the industry and have been widely documented (e.g. Olsson et al, 2005). In most wastewater treatment facilities using activated sludge, the electricity provided to the aeration system is one of the most significant operating costs and a good control system can help ...

  • Optical encoders and LiDAR scanning

    Overview Modern technology is taken for granted; a driver only needs to type a destination into a SATNAV system and step-by-step instructions, journey distance and duration, driving conditions and hazards, as well as alternative routes, instantly appear. In order to work, highly accurate and up-to-date maps are required of an entire country's road ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • Measurement of hydrocarbons in produced water using fiber optic sensor technology

    Due to the non-availability of Freon, there is need for an alternative method to measure the concentration of hydrocarbons in the effluent from oil water separators in use in the oil industry today. Current methods use solvent extraction and IR analysis of water samples. In this paper we present an alternative method, which does not use any solvents and can provide in-situ analysis of the ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • Comparing Optical Turbidity With LISST-ABS

    For measuring suspended sediments, the use of optical backscatter sensors or other turdibity sensors is widespread. At the same time, it is understood that these sensors respond to total particle area, not volume or mass. In other words, optical turbidity sensors have this property: their sensitivity decreases with increasing grain size. The decrease follows 1/diameter. This has been published ...


    By Sequoia Scientific, Inc.

  • Chemical sensing with nanowires using electrical and optical detection

    Chemical nanosensors based on inorganic nanowires hold promise for the extremely sensitive, direct detection of pollutants, toxins and biomolecules on platforms small enough to be integrated on optoelectronic chips or even deployed in living organisms. This paper discusses two approaches to nanowire-based chemical and biological detection. First we review the development of electrically-driven ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rockfall precursor detection based on rock fracturing monitoring by means of optical fibre sensors

    The monitoring of the acoustic emissions (AEs) due to rock fracturing allows the detection of the rockfall precursor signals, leading to a strong improvement of the real time assessment of the induced risk. A network of piezoelectric sensors (PZTs) provides reliable AE data, as testified by a series of applications in non–destructive testing, but PZTs are strongly affected by lightings and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Measurement of Hydrocarbons in Produced Water Using Fiber Optic Sensor Technology (An Alternative to Freon Extraction and IR Analysis Methods)

    Due to the non-availability of Freon, there is need for an alternative method to measure the concentration of hydrocarbons in the effluent from oil water separators in use in the oil industry today. Current methods use solvent extraction and IR analysis of water samples. In this paper we present an alternative method, which does not use any solvents and can provide in-situ analysis of the ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • Studies towards a switch–off optical DNA sensor based on poly(p–phenylenevinylene) grafted magnetic beads

    Much effort has been devoted towards developing efficient DNA sensors for applications in medical diagnostics, food contamination, forensics, biodefence and environmental monitoring. In this study we further evaluate the selectivity of our recently developed switch–off sensor design that utilises sandwich hybridisation between a photoluminescent anionic conjugated polymer (CP) bound capture probe ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - Altpapier Sortierung Dachau Gmbh – Germany - Sensor based optical sorting for paper de-inking

    Customer ASD - Altpapier Sortierung Dachau GmbH - are specialists in recycling of waste paper. The company produces high quality paper grades for their industry partners. Requirements The requirements are maximised gain output with the highest purities of 97% of sorted paper grades from waste paper with less than 8% de-inking loss overall. ...

  • Optical humidity sensor based on m-nitroaniline doped gold/poly-vinyl alcohol nano-composite

    Gold/polyvinyl alcohol nano-composites with two different concentrations of gold (~1.0 wt% and ~2.0 wt% respectively) were prepared via in-situ reduction of gold salt by employing hydrazine hydrate as a reducing agent. The optical absorption spectra of nanocomposites reveal the shift in the surface plasmon resonance band from 525 nm to 560 nm with increase in gold concentration. The obtained ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluation of the FCI Fiber Optic Chemical Sensor (FOCS)™ for BTEX in Water Against EPA`s Method 8020

    The patented fiber optic chemical sensor (FOCS)™ technology is based on the principle of modulation of light transmitted along an optical fiber. A portion of the cladding of a small segment of the optical fiber is replaced by a proprietary chemical coating, which changes the refractive index in the presence of hydrocarbons. This change in the index is proportional to the concentration of ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • PetroSense Hydrocarbon Sensors and Their Applications

    The increasing concern about hydrocarbon contamination of process water andproduced water has created an increasing need for in-situ, real time, and accurate low costinstrumentation that can provide rapid detection and easily usable in the field. PetroSense sensors [1,2] represents “best in breed” technology for the detectionof total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH). PetroSense sensors ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • Spatial and temporal sampling of ecosystem optical properties with the UniSpec-DC

    Satellite sensors (e.g. MODIS) provide large spatial patterns with regional or global coverage (Chen, 1999). However, the coarse resolution of satellite sensors are sometimes problematic, particularly for patchy landscapes (Turner et al., 2003). To properly validate and interpret satellite imagery, additional ground remotely sensed and biophysical data are needed. The UniSpec-DC (PP Systems, ...


    By PP Systems

  • PetroSense hydrocarbon sensors and their applications

    The increasing concern about hydrocarbon contamination of process water and produced water has created an increasing need for in-situ, real time, and accurate low cost instrumentation that can provide rapid detection and easily usable in the field. PetroSense sensors [1,2] represents “best in breed” technology for the detection of total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH). PetroSense sensors ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • Nanoholes in metals with applications to sensors and spectroscopy

    In this paper, we review our experimental and theoretical investigations of nano-holes in metal films. Our first contribution to this field was to demonstrate experimentally that the shape of the holes in arrays could be used to influence the optical properties; in particular, we showed how to control the polarisation with elliptical nano-holes. A theory explaining this shape-effect was presented ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What are the advantages of ultrasonic wind sensors?

    Whether mechanical, ultrasonic or laser wind measurements: All measuring methods have technical limits. While for mechanical wind sensors the measuring element – cups and vanes – itself predominantly produces a disturbance in the flow field, for ultrasonic anemometers a disturbance can be caused by the sensor holder or housing construction. Only optical methods, e.g. LDA (Laser ...

  • A Remote Automated Optical Field Sampling System based on the UniSpec-DC equipped with a Wireless System

    For remote locations, a reliable and repeatable field sampling method is needed for monitoring ecosystem processes for various scientific reasons (e.g. ground truthing, link vegetation indices to ecophysiological variables) (Claudio et al., in press; Fuentes et al., in press, Cheng et al., in press). To ensure that the data are collected continuously, and to collect the data during severe weather ...


    By PP Systems

  • Identification of near infrared (NIR) optical sorting good practice in the UK and mainland Europe case study

    Challenge: Previous studies have shown that standards of quality and yield achieved by NIR optical sorting facilities, such as Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs), vary enormously across Europe To study and share examples of good practice in order to improve recovery rates and quality of materials from NIR sorting facilities Axion ...

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you