Bilirubin Sensing and a Cross Sensitivity Evaluation with Co2 and O2 Using Optical Fiber Sensor

Mazuina, Mohamad and Hadi, Manap and N. M., Norazmi (2016) Bilirubin Sensing and a Cross Sensitivity Evaluation with Co2 and O2 Using Optical Fiber Sensor. In: Proceedings of the 6th IGCESH2016: International Graduate Conference on Engineering, Science and Humanities , 15-17 August 2016 , Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor. pp. 208-210.. ISBN 978-967-0194-67-7


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This paper describes an optical fiber sensor for the monitoring of bilirubin concentration and commonly called jaundice. An open path optical technique is used to analyze the absorption lines of bilirubin within the Ultra Violet/ Visible region. By using a wavelength corresponding to a bilirubin absorption peak, the Beer-Lambert Law can be used to relate the concentration of bilirubin surrounding the sensing portion to the amount of absorbed light. In the initial experiment, the absorption cross section for MAS bilirubin a product from Thermo Scientific was investigated and compare with theoretical data. an empty cuvette was used to measure incident intensity when the light passes through the empty cuvette. Then a cuvette was filled with bilirubin sample before measured the transmitted intensity. The theoretical absorbance of bilirubin shows maximum absorption in the range of 400 nm to 500 nm. The experimental result shows the absorption line for measured MAS bilirubin is in similar pattern and the maximum absorbance shows in range 400 nm to 500 nm. Cross sensitivity evaluation would be carried out to study the cross sensitivity of bilirubin absoprtion spectrum with other human blood molecules like oxygen (O2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) to yield the best wavelength for the absorption.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bilirubin, Absorption, Fiber optic, Jaundice
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2016 04:35
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2018 06:22
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