Use of optical sensors for monitoring environmental quality and energy production

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Abstract

Data quantifying the environmental quality of the ambient atmosphere is generally sparse, and optical sensors provide the temporal resolution and chemical specificity needed to fill this gap. When considering that energy production and use is responsible for most of the air pollutants of concern on a global scale (i.e. CO2 or CH4) or a local level (i.e. benzene, formaldehyde, or ozone precursors), linking the monitoring of sources of pollution and ambient pollutant burdens offers a unique opportunity to better understand the impact of energy on the environment. Of particular interest to advance the field is the development of optical sensors capable of rapid quantification of pollutants that today are measured through slow responding instruments (i.e. benzene or carbon isotopes) and the ability for these instruments to better understand the environment will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
PublisherOptical Society of American (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557529206
StatePublished - 2011
EventOptics for Solar Energy, OSE 2011 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: Nov 2 2011Nov 3 2011

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OtherOptics for Solar Energy, OSE 2011
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period11/2/1111/3/11

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environmental quality
Optical sensors
optical measuring instruments
contaminants
Benzene
Monitoring
benzene
Formaldehyde
Ozone
Isotopes
carbon isotopes
Pollution
pollution
formaldehyde
temporal resolution
ozone
Carbon
energy
isotopes
Air

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Fraser, M. (2011). Use of optical sensors for monitoring environmental quality and energy production. In Optics InfoBase Conference Papers Optical Society of American (OSA).

Use of optical sensors for monitoring environmental quality and energy production. / Fraser, Matthew.

Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. Optical Society of American (OSA), 2011.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Fraser, M 2011, Use of optical sensors for monitoring environmental quality and energy production. in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. Optical Society of American (OSA), Optics for Solar Energy, OSE 2011, Austin, TX, United States, 11/2/11.
Fraser M. Use of optical sensors for monitoring environmental quality and energy production. In Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. Optical Society of American (OSA). 2011
Fraser, Matthew. / Use of optical sensors for monitoring environmental quality and energy production. Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. Optical Society of American (OSA), 2011.
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