Floating fluorometer could get the drop on oil spills

The technology uses UV LEDs and color-filtered photodiodes to detect and differentiate between different types of ...

It goes without saying that the sooner you know an oil spill has occurred, the sooner you can set about containing it. That’s why scientists from Spain’s Universidade de Vigo have created a compact and inexpensive oil-detection sensor. Mounted on a buoy in areas where spills are a risk, it could detect them before they’re obvious to the naked eye, and even determine the type of oil that’s present.

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