Improvement of UV for water quality
Drinking water is a finite resource, essential for agriculture and industry.
Water pollution and wasteful use of fresh water has risen to meet the increasing demands of the globe. A pressing need has emerged for comprehensive and accurate assessments of water quality. For instance, online UV-spectroscopy is a proposed solid detection and composition technique. However, due to the samples being more turbid, online UV-Spectroscopy measurements have proven to be inaccurate.
The goal of the project is to devise a suitable method to compensate the effect of particles on UV-Vis measurements. Mathematical models and computer software were used to explore methods of improving UV data. I am presenting a current model which aims to improve the accuracy of UV-Vis data. As a result, this can potentially be the groundwork for further research and implantation of online quality monitoring in the water industry.
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Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials