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A Novel Gesomin Detection Method Based on Microwave Spectroscopy

Ryecroft, S, Shaw, A, Fergus, P, Kot, P, Hashim, KS, Conway, L and Moody, A A Novel Gesomin Detection Method Based on Microwave Spectroscopy. In: 12th International Conference on the Developments in eSystems Engineering (DESE2019), 07 October 2019 - 10 October 2019, Kazan, Russia. (Accepted)

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Abstract

Geosmin contamination in water is a leading cause of odor related complaints to water companies in UK, tainting water with an earthy smell that is detectable by humans in quantities as low as 4 nanograms per liter. Current Geosmin detection methods depend on lab-based equipment, requiring samples to be collected and transported before Geosmin can be tested. This research presents a novel method for the detection of Geosmin in water using Microwave spectroscopy capable of detecting differentiating between four levels of Geosmin contamination: 5 ng/L, 10 ng/L, 0.5 mg/L and 1 mg/L as well as control samples. Frequencies within the 5.4 GHz to 5.9, 6.4 GHz to 6.5 GHz and 7.2 GHz to 7.5 GHz ranges showed significant separation between the sample classes

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Built Environment
Publisher: IEEE
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2019 08:47
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2019 08:47
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11646

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