POTENTIAL APPLICATION OF AN INFRARED SPECTRORADIOMETER FOR REMOTE DETECTION AND IDENTIFICATION OF OIL SLICKS ON WATER

The application of a monitoring spectroradiometer for the real -time detection and subsequent identification of floating oil slicks is suggested by the simulation experiments on floating organic films. The spectroradiometer had a circular variable interference filter as a monochromator and a small computer for instrument control and preliminary data reduction. The floating organic films used were styrene and oleic acid, compounds which exhibit distinctive spectra in the 8.5 to l2.5-mu range of the instrument that was available. Characteristic dispersion spectra of these films were obtained successfully, and the development concepts for an actual oil monitoring system are discussed.

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    American Chemical Society

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  • Authors:
    • Mattson, J S
    • Mark Jr, H B
    • Prostak, A
    • Schutt, C E
  • Publication Date: 1971-5

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  • Accession Number: 00028590
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 1972 12:00AM