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Analysis of Heavy Metals in Marine Sediment using a Portable X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer Onboard an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

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Breen, JP and de Souza, P and Timms, G and Mculloch, J and Ollington, RB, Analysis of Heavy Metals in Marine Sediment using a Portable X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer Onboard an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Proceedings - Oceans 2012, 21-24 May 2012, Yeosu, KOREA EJ ISBN 978-1-4577-2090-1 (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]


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DOI: doi:10.1109/OCEANS-Yeosu.2012.6263419

Abstract

Research is being conducted into performing chem- ical analysis of marine sediments in situ using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) equipped with an X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer and X-ray tube. This is for the purpose of identifying regions of high heavy metal concentrations. A housing has been designed to safely attach the XRF system to the AUV. Work has been done on analysing sediment samples taken from the Derwent Estuary, Hobart, Tasmania using the analysis techniques that will be used on-board the AUV during a mission.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Machine learning
Research Field:Neural networks
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
UTAS Author:Breen, JP (Mr Jeremy Breen)
UTAS Author:de Souza, P (Professor Paulo de Souza Junior)
UTAS Author:Ollington, RB (Dr Robert Ollington)
ID Code:78883
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2012-07-31
Last Modified:2013-05-29
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