Field trials of screen-printed chloride sensors for environmental sensing: Fluvarium tests

N.R. Harris, A.W.J. Cranny, Mark Rivers

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Abstract

© 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This paper reports on a trial of 21 low-cost, robust and reliable chloride sensors, networked and tested in a fluvarium (stream simulator). Initial test results reported here have shown that the sensors are able to monitor real time changes in chloride flux, and track its progress through the fluvarium. We report on results from both surface flow as well as from sensors at a depth of a few mm in the fluvarium sediment, and differences and trends between the two are discussed. It is shown that for the flow regime and sediment type tested, penetration of surface chloride into the river bed is unexpectedly slow and raises questions regarding the dynamics of pollutants in such systems. We conclude that the sensors offer a new paradigm in hydrologic monitoring and will enable new science to be investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia Engineering
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherElsevier
Pages548-551
Volume87
ISBN (Print)18777058
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event28th European Conference on Solid-State Transducers - Brescia, Italy
Duration: 7 Sep 201410 Sep 2014

Conference

Conference28th European Conference on Solid-State Transducers
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityBrescia
Period7/09/1410/09/14

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