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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:Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
Research Field:Neural, Evolutionary and Fuzzy Computation
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Other Environment
Objective Field:Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related)
Author:Breen, JP (Mr Jeremy Breen)
Author:de Souza, P (Professor Paulo de Souza Junior)
Author:Ollington, RB (Dr Robert Ollington)
ID Code:78883
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Computing and Information Systems
Deposited On:2012-07-31
Last Modified:2013-05-29
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