Mini spectrometer with silver halide sensor fiber for in situ detection of chlorinated hydrocarbons

T. Beyer, P. Hahn, S. Hartwig, W. Konz, S. Scharring, A. Katzir, H. Steiner, M. Jakusch, M. Kraft, B. Mizaikoff*

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The development of a miniaturized mid-infrared grating spectrometer operating at in the wavelength range 8-12.5μm is reported. This measurement device can be used for detecting organic contaminants in waste water, leakage fluids, and when redeveloping contaminated soils. The spectrometer system was tested at laboratory conditions. Measurements of chlorinated hydrocarbons revealed a detection limit of 900 ppb for tetrachloroethylene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-323
Number of pages5
JournalSensors and Actuators, B: Chemical
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 20 Apr 2003
EventProceedingsof the 6th european Conference on Optical Chemical - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Apr 20027 Apr 2002


FundersFunder number
European Community
Project IMSISEVK1-CT-1999-00042
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Technische Universität München
Comisión Sectorial de Investigación Científica
Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
Université de Rennes 1UR1


    • Chlorinated hydrocarbons
    • Evanescent wave spectroscopy
    • Miniaturized MIR-spectrometer
    • Sensor fiber spectrometer
    • Water analysis


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