Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Limnology and Oceanography Methods
In this article, we evaluate the performance of a commercially available lifetime‐based optode and compare it with data obtained by other methods. We performed a set of 10 different tests, including targeted laboratory evaluations and field studies, covering a wide range of situations from shallow coastal waters and wastewater treatment plants to abyssal depths. Our principal conclusion is that, owing to high accuracy (± 2 µM), long‐term stability (more than 20 months), lack of pressure hysteresis, and limited cross‐sensitivity, this method is overall more suitable for oxygen monitoring than other methods.
Tengberg, Anders; Hovdenes, Jostein; Andersson, Henrik J.; Brocandel, Olivier; Diaz, Robert J.; Hebert, David; Arnerich, Tony; Huber, Christian; Kortzinger, Arne; Khripounoff, Alexis; Rey, Francisco; Ronning, Christer; Schimanski, Jens; Sommer, Stefan; and Stangelmayer, Achim, Evaluation of a lifetime‐based optode to measure oxygen in aquatic systems (2006). Limnology and Oceanography Methods, 4(2), 7-17.