Characterizing dissolved organic matter fluorescence with parallel factor analysis.
Colin A. Stedmon & Rasmus Bro
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The combination of EEM fluorescence and parallel factor analysis has proved to be a promising tool for studying DOM. These relatively inexpensive fluorescence measurements can be used in combination with other measurements to rapidly quantify and characterize DOM across a range of environments. This approach also has great potential in a wide range of other applications such as drinking water monitoring, waste water treatment control and the evaluation of ballast water exchange in ships. However, as with many new techniques, it is not as straightforward as could be desired and there are a range of potential pitfalls. For the approach to persist and become a trustworthy method, a basis for a standardized approach was required.
This paper and the tutorial in the appendix provides a suitable starting point for developing this approach further.
In addition, the associated Matlab toolbox provides the algorithms needed to analyze EEM data according to the tutorial
- DOMFluor Toolbox (ver 1.7)