Remote and In Situ Monitoring of Subsurface Liquid Hydrocarbons

Masoud Ghandehari, Konstantinos Kostarelos, Cristian S. Vimer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The work presented in this chapter is designed to forward the development of an optical probe for the remote monitoring of liquid hydrocarbons. A series of experiments were carried out to differentiate between classes of hydrocarbons and to discriminate between compounds within a class of similar molecular structures. It was observed that unique absorption spectra can be obtained for each hydrocarbon, and this uniqueness can be used to discriminate between hydrocarbons from different families. Results summarize measurements of the Near-Infrared optical absorption of alkanes, aromatics, and chlorinated hydrocarbons. This approach was selected to assess the feasibility of remote in situ measurements using optical waveguides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSmart Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameSmart Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation
ISSN (Print)2194-8402
ISSN (Electronic)2194-8410

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Instrumentation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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