UV–Vis spectroscopy with chemometric data treatment: an option for on-line control in nuclear industry

  • Dmitry Kirsanov
  • Alisa Rudnitskaya
  • Andrey Legin
  • Vasily Babain


Chemometrics can be very useful for the classical field of UV–Vis determination of metals in aqueous solutions. A conventional approach consisting of using selective bands in a univariate mode is often not applicable to the real-world samples from e.g. hydrometallurgical processes, because of overlapping signals, light scattering on foreign particles, gas bubble formation, etc. And this is where chemometrics can do a good job. This paper overviews certain contributions to the field of multivariate data processing of UV–Vis spectra for seemingly simple case of metal detection in aqueous solutions. Special attention is given to applications in nuclear technology field.


UV–Vis spectroscopy Chemometrics Metals On-line control Process analytical technology Nuclear technology 



This work was partially financially supported by Government of Russian Federation (Grant 074-U01).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of ChemistrySt. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Laboratory of Artificial Sensory SystemsITMO UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.CESAM and Chemistry DepartmentAveiro UniversityAveiroPortugal
  4. 4.Three Arc MiningInc.MoscowRussia

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