Polymer coated silver halide infrared fibers as sensing devices for chlorinated hydrocarbons in water

R. Krska*, E. Rosenberg, K. Taga, R. Kellner, A. Messica, A. Katzir

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Abstract

Fiberoptic evanescent wave spectroscopy (FEWS) based on AgClBr fibers and a Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer was used for the first time to measure chlorinated hydrocarbons (CH) in water. A minimum detection limit lower than 10 mg/l was achieved by coating the fiber with low density polyethylene (LDPE), which shows reversible enrichment of CH. The response of the sensor to CH diffusion through the polymer layer was analyzed theoretically and the results were found to be in good agreement with the experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1778-1780
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume61
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

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