University of South Alabama
The proposed program would develop a low cost optical sensor for detection of oil and oil-derived substances suspended underwater. The sensor will be based on commerical-off-the-shelf components and developed to interface with existing ocean drifters or previously deployed sensor networks. The sensor will use a highly lipophilic material to locally enhance the concentration of hydrocarbons and improve the optical absorbance for detection.
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