Dr John Attridge, Technical Director presents: “The CTG Multi-parameter Fluorometer: A new approach to in-situ fluorescence measurement” at the 59th Marine Measurement Forum staged by The Hydrographic Society UK at BP’s Upstream Learning Centre, UK on 7th July. The new multi-parameter fluorometer, the V-Lux, is a low cost, miniaturized, multi-channel sensor providing high quality in-situ detection of Algae, Hydrocarbons, CDOM and Tryptophan like fluorescence.
The provision of low cost sensors to organisations involved in water monitoring is a growing challenge to sensor manufacturers. Both the Water Industry and Environmental Agencies are starting to apply smart monitoring networks, but it would be fair to say that they are behind the curve when compared to other industries involved in the built environment and transport.The real benefits of low cost water sensors can be seen when they are used on large regional scales, eg monitoring of streams and rivers in a catchment. The catchment sensor network the Environment Agency in England operates is a prime example. Another useful large scale application for low cost water sensors is in pipe networks, both for water supply and recovery. Full article.
Justin Dunning is pleased to announce a new contract has just been awarded to Chelsea Technologies Group to supply over 90 CTG TriLux fluorometers for use on a Swedish pioneering programme to develop standardised infrastructures for understanding mesocosm experiments in lakes.
These TriLux fluorometers are all configured to measure Chlorophyll a, Phycocyanin Algae Pigment and Turbidity, to inform on how planned experiments will affect the Algae within these lakes. The fluorometers will provide data in SDI-12 format for onward transmission. A set of approximately 20 TriLuxes are destined for five different research stations.