Ultrasensitive detection of waste products in water using fluorescence emission cavity-enhanced spectroscopy. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Clean water is paramount to human health. In this article, we present a technique for detection of trace amounts of human or animal waste products in water using fluorescence emission cavity-enhanced spectroscopy. The detection of femtomolar concentrations of urobilin, a metabolic byproduct of heme metabolism that is excreted in both human and animal waste in water, was achieved through the use of an integrating cavity. This technique could allow for real-time assessment of water quality without the need for expensive laboratory equipment.

author list (cited authors)

  • Bixler, J. N., Cone, M. T., Hokr, B. H., Mason, J. D., Figueroa, E., Fry, E. S., Yakovlev, V. V., & Scully, M. O

complete list of authors

  • Bixler, Joel N||Cone, Michael T||Hokr, Brett H||Mason, John D||Figueroa, Eleonora||Fry, Edward S||Yakovlev, Vladislav V||Scully, Marlan O

publication date

  • January 1, 2014 11:11 AM