Accession Number : ADA130161

Title :   A Portable, Microprocessor Controlled, Multichannel Fluorometer for Marine Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author : EMORY UNIV ATLANTA GA DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Oldham,Philip ; Patonay,Gabor ; Warner,Isiah M

PDF Url : ADA130161

Report Date : 13 Jan 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The design of a portable, multichannel fluorometer which provides enhanced sensitivity and rapid data acquisition is described. The advantages of multidimensional fluorescence detection are discussed with special reference to the continuous monitoring of in vivo chlorophyll fluorescence in the marine environment. Sensitivity, detection limit, linearity of detection, and other parameters are used to evaluate the instrument design. Preliminary experiments are presented in regard to chlorophyll determinations in the open ocean.

Descriptors :   *Fluorometers, *Spectroscopy, *Fluorescence, *Chlorophylls, *Ocean environments, In vivo analysis, Detection, Bioluminescence, Portable equipment, Multichannel, Microprocessors, Control, Quick reaction, Scanning, Sensitivity, Data acquisition, Monitoring, Phytoplankton, Excitation, Emission spectra, Systems engineering

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE