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Investigation of the feasibility of non-invasive carbon dioxide detection using spectroscopy in the visible spectrum.

Description: Pulse oximeters are used in operating rooms and recovery rooms as a monitoring device for oxygen in the respiratory system of the patient. The advantage of pulse oximeters over other methods of oxygen monitoring is that they are easy to use and they are non-invasive, which means it is not necessary break the skin to extract blood for information to be obtained. The standard for the measurement of partial pressure of CO2 and O2 is an arterial blood gas analysis (ABG). However routine monitoring using this method on a continuous basis is impractical since it is slow, painful and invasive. Measuring carbon dioxide is critical to preventing ailments such as carbon dioxide poisoning or hypoxia. The problem is, currently there is no known effective non-invasive method for accurately measuring carbon dioxide in the body to properly assess the adequacy of ventilation. The objective of this study was to experimentally use spectroscopy in the visible spectrum and the principles of operation of a pulse oximeter to incorporate a method of non-invasive real-time carbon dioxide monitoring that is as quick and easy to use.
Date: December 2007
Creator: Marks, Damian
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Advances in Coal Spectrometry: Absorption Spectrometry

Description: Report from the U.S. Bureau of mines discussing the use of infared and ultraviolet-visible spectrometry to study the structure of coal and coal extracts.
Date: 1967
Creator: Friedel, Robert A.; Retcofsky, H. L. & Queiser, J. A.
Item Type: Report
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Infrared Spectroscopy of Carbohydrates: A Review of the Literature

Description: Report presenting of survey of the literature on the infrared spectroscopy of carbohydrates in order to assemble and systematize information in this field. Discusses principles and instrumentation, sampling techniques, comparison of samples, and the interpretation of the spectra. In addition, examples are discussed of the use of infrared spectra for qualitative and quantitative purposes and in the determination of structure. Special techniques are briefly described.
Date: June 1968
Creator: Tipson, R. Stuart
Item Type: Report
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