Accession Number:

ADA336979

Title:

Copper Sensor System for Unattended Marine Operations

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC MATERIALS CHEMISTRY BRANCH

Report Date:

1998-01-19

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

This study tests the hypothesis that the organic molecules, 2,9-dimethyl-1,4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline Bathocuproine BCP and 2,9-dimethyl-4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthrolinedisulfonic acid Bathocuproinedisulfonic acid BCS are reliable chemicals to use in developing a standard analysis procedure BCS and for testing an optical fiber sensor BCP capable of measuring copperI in seawater. Results show the BCS chemical provides a quick and relatively easy way to determine the concentration of copperI in marine and estuarine waters. Bathocuproine BCP, once attached to optical fibers, allows for a rapid electronic measurement to quickly detect the amount and pattern of copperI released into the marine environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE